“Minor set backs” – Chelsea starlet undergoes successful surgery on injured ankle

Chelsea right-back Reece James has revealed through his Twitter account that he has undergone successful surgery on an ankle injury he sustained while at the Toulon tournament.

James was stretchered off while playing for England U20s in early June, with the youngster requiring oxygen after suffering what appears to be a serious ankle injury.

It came as a real blow for Chelsea fans, who were all hoping to see him involved in the first-team squad this coming season after a brilliant campaign on-loan at Wigan Athletic.

While it was initially thought that James’ ankle injury was not as severe as it first appeared, with the youngster receiving extensive treatment on the field, he has now been forced to go under the knife.

He’s not letting that get him down though, which is excellent to see. If the surgery went well then that’s all that matters. He has a bright future ahead of him at this club, there’s no need to rush him back.