Roma: Tammy Abraham says his ankle is 'fine' after suffering injury during draw with Sampdoria

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Tammy Abraham says his ankle is ‘fine’ and he’ll be fit for AC Milan clash after suffering injury during Roma’s draw with Sampdoria – as Jose Mourinho confirms he doesn’t think it’s ‘serious’

  • Tammy Abraham had to be substituted in the second half of Roma vs Sampdoria
  • The Roma striker suffered an ankle injury and was replaced in the 47th minute
  • The 24-year-old says he expects to be fit for Roma’s trip to AC Milan on January 6


Tammy Abraham has played down fears he’ll be out for a while, with the Roma striker confident he’ll return to action immediately after the winter break.

Abraham was forced off in the 47th minute of Roma’s 1-1 draw with Sampdoria on Wednesday night after suffering a right ankle problem.

There were concerns that Abraham could be out for a long period, but the England international insists that he’ll be ready to play in their Serie A trip to AC Milan on January 6.

Tammy Abraham suffered an ankle injury during Roma's draw with Sampdoria on Wednesday

Tammy Abraham suffered an ankle injury during Roma’s draw with Sampdoria on Wednesday

The 24-year-old injured his right ankle and was substituted in the 47th minute vs Sampdoria

The 24-year-old injured his right ankle and was substituted in the 47th minute vs Sampdoria

The Roma striker is confident he'll be fit for Roma's Serie A trip to AC Milan next on January 6

The Roma striker is confident he’ll be fit for Roma’s Serie A trip to AC Milan next on January 6

Seen walking gingerly out of the Stadio Olimpico, Abraham told fans post-match: ‘The ankle is fine, it hurts a bit. I’ll be there for Milan though. Merry Christmas and Forza Roma.’

Abraham’s assertions seemed to be backed up by Jose Mourinho who, although concerned, doesn’t believe the injury is too serious.

‘I only saw blood, nothing more,’ the Roma manager said. ‘He couldn’t walk, in the second half we risked a bit because we lost a substitution. I don’t think it’s serious, but he’s definitely not well.’

Abraham is enjoying a fine debut season in the Italian capital so far since joining from Chelsea in the summer. The 24-year-old is the club’s top goalscorer in all competitions with 12 goals in 25 matches.

Roma currently sit sixth in Serie A, six points behind Atalanta who occupy the last Champions League spot. 

Roma manager Jose Mourinho doesn't believe Abraham's injury is 'serious' following the knock

Roma manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t believe Abraham’s injury is ‘serious’ following the knock

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