Chelsea drew their previous Champions League game vs Valencia 2-2 and during the match, forward Tammy Abraham picked up a hip injury.
Tammy Abraham has been in great form for the Blues during the current season but he landed awkwardly while competing for a corner and after a long treatment session, the medical staff decided to take him off.
Initially, the injury did not look too serious as the striker was able to walk off the pitch but before he could enter the tunnel, he had to be put on the stretcher.
And immediately after this, there were fears that Tammy Abraham might have picked up a serious injury and could be out for a significant amount of time.
But the player has hinted that despite initial fears, the injury might not be too serious but the full details will only be known once the scan is done.
“It’s much better than when it happened,” Abraham told Chelsea TV[as quoted by Sky Sports]. “At the time I was fearful of the worst but it was much better when I got in.
“I was able to walk and move about. So I’m thankful and hopefully, it’s not too long. I’ll have a scan, but hopefully, it’s just bruising. It was a knee to my hip area, so hopefully, it’s not too serious.
“I was watching the second-half on my phone in the dressing room.
“It’s always been a dream to play in the Champions League so I don’t want it to end here, I want to push on further. So it’s good that it’s in our hands.”
Tammy Abraham played down the severity of the hip injury that forced him to leave the pitch before half-time during Chelsea's Champions League match against Valencia.
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Frank Lampard also confirmed after the match that the word from the medical staff is quite positive meaning Tammy Abraham should return back to full fitness within a few weeks.
The manager said: “The word at half-time was that it looked quite severe, but the word afterwards was that it wasn’t quite so severe. But that’s all I know at this point now.”
Chelsea take on West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday and it’s safe to say that Tammy Abraham will miss this match and Michy Batshuayi will take his place in the first XI.