Chelsea fans were fearing the worst on Twitter this evening, after Reece James was taken off during England U20s’ clash against Chile U23’s at the Toulon tournament.
James was very impressive during his loan spell with Wigan this season, something that has given Blues fans hope of seeing him claim a place in their first team squad ahead of next season.
The defender is a very promising, young prospect, and we can’t blame Chelsea supporters for looking forward to seeing him potentially line-up for their first team next year.
However, not all has gone to plan for James, as the defender was taken off injured during England’s clash against Chile on Friday evening.
James was taken off on a stretcher after going down injured, with the Blues youngster even being given oxygen via an oxygen mask, a sight that certainly isn’t a pretty one for Chelsea fans to witness.
Following this incident, Chelsea fans took to social media to react to the news, with some even fearing that he’d broken his ankle.
Let’s hope it’s not as serious as first thought, even if it’s only for James’ sake!
Reece James has stayed down with a injury and looks in a lot of pain. I hope its not a serious one as he's not one to stay down
— . (@cfcdyIan) June 7, 2019
Reece James injured? CFC have no hope for anything at all anymore
— • (@rubenloftussikh) June 7, 2019
— ? (@SarriBallerCFC) June 7, 2019
Reece James injured now ?
— ?? (@FlicksLikeEden) June 7, 2019
— Oliver Harbord (@ojharbord) June 7, 2019
Reece James with a possible broken ankle? Had to receive oxygen as he was stretchered off. Truly awful.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) June 7, 2019
Reece James is currently on the floor in England's U20's match vs Chile's U22's…
Player is in need of air whilst on the floor, a stretcher has been prepared for him…
Not looking good.
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) June 7, 2019
Reece James about to be stretchered off for #ENGU20 with what looks like a serious right ankle injury. Why can't we have nice things?
— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) June 7, 2019
Reece james has just been carried off with a stretcher?
Suspected broken ankle???
— Ben gill (@RealBenGill) June 7, 2019
Suspected broken ankle for Reece James whilst playing for England u20 at the Toulon tournament.#CFC
— ForeverBlue?? ????????? (@sazio1984) June 7, 2019