‘It might not be as severe as we first thought’: Tammy Abraham fears allayed by Frank Lampard after striker was taken off injured following nasty fall
- Tammy Abraham had to be taken off on a stretcher at the Mestalla on Wednesday
- He was in agony after an awkward collision with Valencia’s Ezequiel Garay
- The 22-year-old limped off to receive treatment from the Blues medical team
- However, Frank Lampard has played down fears that the injury was too serious
Tammy Abraham suffered a painful hip injury during Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Valencia.
The England striker landed awkwardly on Ezequiel Garay at the end of the first half and was in obvious pain as he limped off the pitch.
He had to be taken off on a stretcher at the Mestalla, but while initial reports suggested he had gone to hospital, the 22-year-old received treatment inside the dressing room.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham had to be taken to hospital after damaging his stomach
Abraham was in agony after landing awkwardly on Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay
The Chelsea striker gestures to his hip as he is seen to by the club’s physios on the pitch
When asked if Abraham had gone to hospital after the game, manager Frank Lampard said: I’m not sure if that’s true but he’s in the dressing room now.
‘The word at half-time was it looked quite severe, a bang on the hip. Then the word after the game was it might not be as severe as we first thought.’
Abraham was on the ground for a lengthy period as he received treatment following the incident, before gingerly getting to his feet.
Abraham wipes his brow as he makes his way from the field following the injury
Abraham limped off the field but then had to be taken to the dressing room on a stretcher
But he struggled to walk off the pitch and eventually Chelsea’s medical staff had to call for a stretcher with the youngster in agony.
Joe Cole said in the BT Sport studio: ‘That’s a sore one. He’s in a lot of pain.
‘Tammy is not the type of lad, it will take a big incident for him not to play, he loves playing football.’
Glenn Hoddle added: ‘If it’s a hip injury then it’s going to be complicated but you just hope it’s not internal like a problem with his kidney or something like that but he did look in absolute agony.’
Abraham is Chelsea’s leading goalscorer so far this season with 11 goals in 19 games, which has earned him a recall to the England side.