Chelsea striker Armando Broja’s appearance for Albania last night was cut short as he was forced off early in the second half.
His side fell to a 3-1 defeat to Italy in an international friendly, however the main concern for the Blues will be the sight of an ice pack on his ankle.
The injury comes on the same day an interview with the Albanian football president came to light, where he claimed the 21-year-old should move clubs in order to get the most minutes possible.
In truth, it has been a rough first season at Stamford Bridge for Broja.
After impressing at Southampton in regular starts, he has only begun the game on two occasions for the Blues.
He was seemingly not trusted by former manager Thomas Tuchel. Rumours of an exit from the club didn’t disappear until he left the club.
Broja injured for Albania
In his pair of starts, Broja particularly impressed against Brentford, where his pace caused a real issue to the likes of Ben Mee at the back.
The striker may have been hoping to use this international fixture as an opportunity to build form before the Blues’ warm weather training camp scheduled for during this break for the World Cup.
With Albania not qualifying for the tournament, he will be alongside the likes of Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had to miss out on the tournament after not being selected.
A few weeks working under Graham Potter without a game interrupting things every three days should be beneficial to the first team squad, especially those on the fringe looking to show they can do more.
This sums up Broja well, although the extent of this injury suffered on international duty is not yet revealed.