Chelsea Defender Reece James Suffers From Bad Luck with Injuries This Season
Reece James, a key player for Chelsea, has had a difficult season, missing more than half of the team's Premier League games due to injury. His latest setback occurred when he was forced to withdraw from the England squad due to an ongoing injury issue.
The 23-year-old defender came on as a substitute in the final minutes of England's historic victory over Italy on Thursday. Unfortunately, he has been plagued by a knee problem since October, which kept him out of action until Christmas. This injury cost him the chance to play in his first World Cup.
Despite his return to action on December 27th against Bournemouth, James was forced off the pitch after just 53 minutes due to a recurrence of the same knee injury. He was able to return to the field in February, but then faced additional setbacks with hamstring issues and illness, which kept him out of two games this month.
As a result, James has been limited to playing just 18 games across all competitions for Chelsea this season, a frustrating outcome for both him and his team.
Reece James is not the only player forced to withdraw from the England squad due to injury; he joins Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford, and Nick Pope in suffering setbacks. Chelsea fans and England supporters alike will be hoping for a swift and successful recovery for the talented defender.