Chelsea have been hit with an injury blow involving new signing, Romeo Lavia, MySportDab reports.
Romeo Lavia, a summer acquisition for the Blues, had tests after sustaining an ankle injury during practice with a grim report he may make his debut for the club soon after joining this summer from Southampton.
Lavia, a midfielder, slid over on his ankle during a practice session on Thursday as a result of a challenge, and his injury is being evaluated.
Lavia, 19, joined Chelsea for £58 million last month but has not made his debut for the club.
He hadn’t played or exercised much for Southampton prior to joining Chelsea, and his future there had been uncertain ever since the south coast club was relegated last season. Since joining Chelsea, he has been improving his fitness.
Chelsea, which has already seen a number of injury setbacks this season, will be praying for good news.
They lost defenders Wesley Fofana and Trevoh Chalobah before going on their preseason tour of America, as well as summer signing Christopher Nkunku.
After Chelsea’s season opener against Liverpool, Reece James experienced hamstring trouble in practice, and Carney Chukwuemeka hurt his knee in the defeat at West Ham last month
Mykhailo Mudryk has also been absent due to an injury but was back in the lineup for the team’s most recent loss against Nottingham Forest.
This season, Benoit Badiashile and Armando Broja are yet to play for Chelsea while they recuperate from hamstring and knee ailments, respectively.