Thomas Tuchel has revealed he is worried about Tammy Abraham’s nagging ankle injury after the Chelsea forward suffered a fresh setback in training.
Abraham has battled an ankle problem since hobbling out of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on February 15, with Tuchel claiming the striker had been harbouring an ankle issue since playing against Burnley on January 31.
The 23-year-old has made five appearances since that initial problem, but failed to complete Chelsea training on Thursday and will now miss Saturday’s Premier League trip to Leeds.
“Tammy still has ankle pain from the tackle against Newcastle, from the same injury,” said Tuchel on Friday.
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“He’s still not 100 per cent comfortable. Yesterday he went off, the day before he was fine, yesterday he had some training.
“Honestly I’m a bit concerned because it’s still the pain from the tackle against Burnley, so we’re talking about a long time now where he does not really feel 100 per cent free and comfortable; I can see it in training.
“Even if he finishes training, I see that it’s not 100 per cent, that he has trust or feels totally free.
“So yeah, I’m a bit concerned but at the same time I have 100 per cent trust in our medical department, those guys are fantastic and they take care of him now.
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