Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell is predicted to overlook the World Cup with England after the membership confirmed that the hamstring damage he suffered in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb is ‘important’.
Chilwell has not performed for England since November 2021 due to an ACL damage that dominated him out of the second half of final season. However the defender has returned to motion for Chelsea in current months and was not less than on the bench when the Three Lions performed Germany in September.
The previous Leicester was a part of Gareth Southgate’s 55-player preliminary squad and his type for Chelsea made him a robust choice to go to Qatar, the place ultimate squads are expanded to 26 gamers.
Nevertheless, Chilwell picked up an damage in midweek that comes as an enormous blow to him, but additionally Chelsea in the long run as properly.
A press release from the membership on Saturday morning learn, “Following the damage sustained in our current recreation in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb, Ben has undergone a scan on his hamstring.
“Outcomes present that Ben has suffered a big damage and the defender is sadly anticipated to overlook the World Cup. Ben will now start a rehabilitation programme with the membership’s medical division.”
A report from the Each day Telegraph has prompt that though Chilwell will not be anticipated to require surgical procedure, he may very well be sidelined for 3 months throughout the restoration course of.
England are already sweating on the provision of Chelsea defender Reece James, who might but be chosen for the squad if he will be slot in time for the knockout rounds – even when that doubtlessly means being absent whereas the group stage is on.