Chelsea hitman up fast from stretcher

Sports | REUTERS 29 Nov 2019

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has eased concerns about a hip injury sustained during a 2-2 draw at Valencia yesterday.

The team's top scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions went for a header but landed awkwardly on Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay's knee and had to be carried off on a stretcher before half- time.

"At the time I was fearful of the worst," Abraham, 22, said, "but I got in and was able to walk again, move about."

Valencia had taken the lead through Carlos Soler, but Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic pulled Chelsea back into the game before Daniel Wass earned the hosts a draw with a freak goal.

Chelsea are level on eight points with Valencia in Group H of the Champions League, but the Londoners sit third below the Spanish team on goal difference. Ajax are top of the group with 10 points. Chelsea can be sure of reaching the last 16 with a win over Lille in their final group game.

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