Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker plays down severity of injury

Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham has scored 10 Premier League goals for Chelsea this term

Tammy Abraham played down the severity of the hip injury that forced him to leave the pitch before half-time during Chelsea's 2-2 draw at Valencia.

The 22-year-old was led away on a stretcher after landing awkwardly on Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay.

He told Chelsea TV: "It's much better than when it happened.

"I was fearful of the worst when it happened but when got into the changing room, I could walk about. I'll have a scan and hopefully it's just bruising."

The England forward has scored 12 goals for club and country this season.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard added: "It looked quite severe at half-time, a strong bang on the hip, but the word after the game is it might not be as severe as we thought. That's all I know."

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