Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has, late on Sunday, provided an update on the wellbeing of Armando Broja.
For those not aware, striker Broja set pulses racing across the Chelsea fanbase earlier today.
This came during the Blues’ latest friendly outing, amid ongoing preparations for the return of the Premier League in two weeks’ time.
Potter and co. were ultimately put to the sword by a goal to nil, owing to an early strike on the part of Aston Villa’s John McGinn.
As alluded to above, though, the eventual result at the Al-Nahyan Stadium proved far from the biggest concern for Chelsea on Sunday.
This, instead, came in the form of a blow on the personnel front.
Inside the opening 25 minutes, Armando Broja, afforded the opportunity to impress whilst the core of the Blues’ first-team squad remain away from the club owing to international duty, went to ground on the back of a challenge with Ezri Konsa.
In altogether concerning scenes, the hitman immediately clutched at his right knee, whilst screaming in pain.
After being stretchered from the field of play amid suggestions of a potentially serious injury, the subject of Broja’s wellbeing, in turn, unsurprisingly took its place centre stage in the post-match interview duties of boss Graham Potter.
And Potter’s ensuing update did not exactly prove encouraging, with the tactician having admitted that, as things stand, ‘it doesn’t look positive’:
“It was an unfortunate action, I think he got caught up with their player and the ground.”
“It doesn’t look positive at the moment, but it is too early to say. Fingers crossed, but it is an awkward one.”