Chelsea appear to suffer more misery as Tammy Abraham limps out of warm down following Bayern Munich loss – just days after returning from injury
- Chelsea have been dealt a further blow with Tammy Abraham seemingly injured
- The striker appeared to pull up during the warm down after Tuesday’s defeat
- Abraham could be seen visibly limping as he left the field to inflict more misery
- The 22-year-old has only just returned from injury after an ankle issue last month
Chelsea have been handed a fresh injury scare following the club’s limp Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.
Tammy Abraham appeared to pull up during a post-game warm down, casting doubt over whether the striker will be involved in a crucial run of fixtures for the club.
The 22-year-old could face another spell on the sidelines, despite recently returning to first-team action after suffering an ankle problem against Arsenal last month.
Chelsea have been dealt another blow with Tammy Abraham picking up a post-match injury
The striker, who has recently returned from an ankle setback, limped out of the warm down
Frank Lampard’s men appear all but eliminated from the competition after the Bundesliga champions ran riot at Stamford Bridge – with Abraham having replaced Olivier Giroud in the 61st minute.
Former Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry had already fired the visitors into a two-goal lead before Abraham was introduced, although the England international squandered an opportunity to pull a goal back for the hosts from Pedro’s low delivery.
A stern challenge from Jerome Boateng also felled Abraham on the counter, with both players left grounded after the collision.
Abraham appeared to have shaken off the tackle, but may now be faced with another poorly-timed setback.
The Blues were defeated 3-0 by Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 clash
Frank Lampard admitted after the clash that he had not seen Abraham’s apparent setback
Chelsea face Bournemouth, Liverpool and Everton within the next two weeks, as well as a return trip to Bavaria – although the Blues now require at least three goals to secure an unlikely quarter-final spot.
Boss Lampard insisted in his post-match press conference that he had not seen Abraham’s apparent injury.
The ex-Aston Villa loanee has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign in the capital, having scored 14 goals in 25 appearances.
But his stellar form was brought to an abrupt half after sustaining a knock against Arsenal, with Abraham then failing to fully train throughout the top flight’s two-week winter break.
And after Giroud scored against fellow top-four contenders Tottenham at the weekend, the Frenchman was once again preferred to lead the line in the first leg of the Blues’ European knockout tie.
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