Nathan Baxter has returned to Chelsea to undergo treatment on an ankle injury.

Hull City confirmed the decision to send the goalkeeper loaned to them by the Blues back to his parent club to help with his wounds.

Baxter will not travel with the Tigers for their week-long training trip to Turkiye whilst the World Cup is going on.

Instead, he might be able to catch some of the international contests on the television during his recovery period.

Hull’s manager Liam Rosenior was clearly keen to make the most of Chelsea’s advanced medical amenities to heal his ‘keeper before league football resumes.

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“It was in all our interests for him for to use the fantastic facilities Chelsea have, do his rehab there and be ready to come back and be part of our squad for Watford,” said Rosenior.

Baxter is keeping busy away from Chelsea

Baxter had started 12 successive Championship games before sustaining the injury, a period that only delivered one clean sheet.

He replaced Matt Ingram in goal, who too kept just one clean sheet in the first 10 domestic outings.

Ingram and his gloved colleague have shared the number one position since the start of last season.

It wasn’t until the 17th second division match that then-coach Grant McCann decided to bring Baxter in between the sticks.

The 24-year-old then didn’t concede a goal for three fixtures, a run he would repeat again in January.

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His chance at saving more shots won’t occur until after receiving treatment at Chelsea, the team he started out at in the academy.

Baxter has never made a senior appearance for the Blues, due to being sent out on loan eight times in six years.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."