Frank Lampard claims he is not sure about the severity of Tammy Abraham’s injury sustained during Chelsea ’s draw with Arsenal on Tuesday night.
The England international suffered a scare after sliding into advertising boards late on in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Abraham stood up awkwardly after being challenged by Rob Holding and was seen limping after the game.
The 22-year-old needed to be helped from the field after full-time and asked about the severity of the injury, Lampard replied: “He has had ice on his ankle, but I haven’t spoken to him yet, so I don’t know.”
The Blues were left disappointed after surrendering the lead on two separate occasions against the Gunners, despite having an extra man for most of the game.
Arsenal defender David Luiz was given his marching orders after 26 minutes for bringing down Abraham who had raced through after an awful back pass from Shkodran Mustafi.
Lampard was keen to sign another forward option anyway in the January transfer window but his hand might now be forced even more should Abraham injury fears worsen.
The manager though insists Chelsea have the firepower to cope without Abraham, who has 13 Premier League goals this term, if his ankle problem keeps him sidelined for several weeks.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has provided an update on Tammy Abraham’s injury
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Bernd Leno of Arsenal checks on Tammy Abraham of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
“Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that,” Lampard said.
“I hope he’s not (out for several weeks), but if he is then yes, we do have the players.”
The Blues have been linked with the likes of Edinson Cavani and Moussa Dembele this month but have been unable to secure any deals yet.