Chelsea followers could relax a little after hearing that Tammy Abraham potentially didn’t suffer a significant injury against Newcastle United on Monday.
The Telegraph reported that Chelsea was hopeful that the damage to his ankle wasn’t too severe.
Abraham was involved in a challenge with Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles that left him wounded and unable to finish the match.
He looked in some discomfort and hobbled off gingerly with the medical staff in close quarters.
It dealt a huge blow for the 23-year-old who appeared ready to have a run in the side under Thomas Tuchel.
Blues fans felt his pain but were pleased after hearing the update about Abraham’s fitness.
Although the early signs are positive, nothing has been officially confirmed about the extent of Abraham’s layoff.
With fixtures coming thick and fast, Tuchel could really have done without this unforeseen problem.
His striker options were limited to begin with but now only Olivier Giroud is left standing.
Timo Werner can of course play through the middle. However, Tuchel seems to have unhinged his abilities best as a No 10 and would be unwise to disrupt that.
Not to mention that Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer this season with 12 goals. His absence will hopefully not be missed for too long.
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You don’t want to jinx it, but the initial indications seem promising.
Anything ankle-related is risky business and I’m sure Tuchel will take every precaution not to rush Abraham back too soon.