Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino expects Reece James to be out for “a few weeks” after his latest injury as he downplays the severity of the setback and advises the Blues captain to come back stronger than ever.
Chelsea have confirmed that Reece James has started a rehabilitation program after suffering a hamstring injury in training with Mauricio Pochettino believing his time on the sidelines “isn’t about a few days, maybe a few weeks”, but insisting that “it’s not a big deal”.
Captain James was injured in a session on Wednesday, giving Chelsea another significant injury problem at the start of the campaign after also losing Christopher Nkunku in pre-season.
Pochettino said: “It’s a sad moment because he’s our captain and he was so excited to be our captain and full of energy.
“I think we will assess him day by day and for sure as soon as possible (him) be in the team again and for sure become stronger than he was because with the structure of the club, we will help him to be stronger than before.
“It’s not a few days, maybe a few weeks, but the most important thing is the evolution.” The good thing is that it’s not a big deal.
Chelsea captain Reece James set to be out for ‘a few weeks’ with hamstring injury
Mauricio Pochettino backed James to come back stronger than ever from injury
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