There are fears emerging that Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell could be out for 8-12 weeks with the injury he suffered last night.

Chelsea’s 2-1 victory yesterday in the Champions League over Dinamo Zagreb was soured in the final few moments.

Unfortunately, Chilwell pulled up in the closing stages with a suspected hamstring problem, which resulted in the medical staff helping him off the pitch.

The 25-year-old left wing-back impressed up and down the pitch on Wednesday against Zagreb, but he was forced off injured on the eve of the World Cup.

Mason Mount claimed after the contest it was tough to watch his club and international teammate get injured.

Chelsea and England fans will both hope for a positive update on him soon.

Chelsea FC v Dinamo Zagreb: Group E - UEFA Champions League
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There’s been no official word yet on the severity of Chilwell’s injury.

Blues head coach Graham Potter explained yesterday the defender will need a scan, but he initially described the problem as “not great”.

Dr Rajpal Brar, a United States-based physiotherapist, has offered a professional opinion on the Chelsea star’s injury.

The medical expert claimed there’s fears of a grade 3 tear, which would rule Chilwell out for between eight and 12 weeks.

Dr Rajpal Brar wrote on Twitter: “Ben Chilwell’s diagnosis still TBD but potential fears of grade 3 tear. That was my initial thought seeing how his gait was so affected, no weight on it & on crutches leaving the match. If a so, that’s typically 8-12 weeks out depending on if surgery is needed.”

Chelsea FC v Dinamo Zagreb: Group E - UEFA Champions League
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It would be a big surprise to see Chilwell on the plane with England for the World Cup later this month, but it’s just a waiting game now for all involved.

The wing-back has already had to deal with the setback of a long-term injury at Stamford Bridge, so he’s a mentally tough character.

However, it would be cruel for him to miss the World Cup when the tournament is so close to starting.

Chelsea looked considerably weaker when Chilwell and Reece James were both missing for extended periods, so it’s worrying times looking ahead to the next three matches before the World Cup break.

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