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Chelsea: Reece James will avoid surgery after hamstring injury but is set for TWO MONTHS out

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Reece James is set for TWO MONTHS on the sidelines but will avoid surgery after the Chelsea right-back picked up a hamstring injury in their draw with Brighton in a huge blow to Thomas Tuchel’s title hopes

  • Chelsea defender Reece James is set to miss the next two months of the season 
  • The full-back limped out of their 1-1 draw vs Brighton with a hamstring injury
  • Blues feared James may need surgery but he will avoid going under the knife 


Reece James does not require surgery on his injured hamstring but will miss around two months to pile further misery on Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

The right-wing back limped off during Wednesday night’s draw versus Brighton with the injury now diagnosed as a hamstring tear.

The England international underwent initial scans on Thursday which flagged up the suspected tear and further examinations on Friday have confirmed the severity of the injury.

Reece James will avoid surgery on his hamstring but is still set to miss the next two months

Reece James will avoid surgery on his hamstring but is still set to miss the next two months

And James is expected to miss around six to eight weeks of Chelsea’s season – in news that will come as a major blow to Tuchel during what has been the toughest period of his reign so far.

But Sportsmail understands that after initial concerns that James could require surgery the 22-year-old does not need an operation to fix the problem, news that will arrive as a big relief to the club because it means he can start his rehabilitation programme far quicker.

Nevertheless the prospect of being without a player, who has arguably been their player of the season so far, will arrive as a blow.

The news is a blow for Thomas Tuchel who is currently enduring a turbulent spell in charge

The news is a blow for Thomas Tuchel who is currently enduring a turbulent spell in charge

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