Premier League giants Chelsea have come to a major decision on the plan to ease star defender Reece James back from injury.
The name of stopper James, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the headlines in west London over the course of the week to date.
This comes after the 22-year-old was forced into a premature departure from Chelsea’s Champions League downing of AC Milan, owing to a knee injury.
Ensuing reports suggested that initial hopes regarding James’ wellbeing had proven wide of the mark, with the England international‘s World Cup dreams in fact having been thrown into major doubt.
And now, as alluded to above, a fresh insight into the situation has been provided.
The info comes courtesy of the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, who has confirmed that the powers that be at Chelsea have opted for a conservative treatment plan on their star right-back’s knee over the weeks and months ahead.
James, in turn, will not undergo surgery, potentially reducing the extent of his imminent spell on the sidelines.
It is therefore concluded that:
‘Although it is thought that he could be out of action for up to two months, this is a cautious timescale and it will depend on how quickly his body can recover from the injury.’