Tammy Abraham suffers ACL injury
Tommy Abraham ACL injury in the Anterior Cruciate ligament in his last match of the season. The 25 year old left the field in a buggy after Jostling with his former team-mate Ethan Ampadu in Sunday’s match against Spezia with 2-1 victory for his club.
He will be sidelined for an Indefinite period, said from the behalf of the club. Abraham scored eight goals.
Abraham scored eight goals in 38 Serie A appearances during the 2022-23 season. Roma’s last meeting ended up with a draw with 1-1, sevilla wins the league for seventh time.
Reports had suggested that Abraham’s time in Rome could be coming to an end this summer with several Premier League clubs, including Everton, Aston Villa and Chelsea all said to be interested in his services.
However, plans of a potential return to England may now have to be shelved with recovery and rehabilitation now his primary focus.
Tammy Abraham, who joined Roma from Chelsea in the summer of 2021 for 40m euro (£34m), took to Instagram to say: “Thank you all for your messages. I’ll be back soon, stronger than ever!”
I Giallorossi’s win sealed sixth place and a spot in next season’s Europa League for manager Jose Mourinho and his team, who were beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League final last week.
But, before Abraham could make it to the tunnel he went down holding his side before eventually being stretchered off.
Abraham admitted fearing serious injury when he fell awkwardly, but now believes he has avoided a long-term problem.
Thomas Lampard about his player Injury
The 22-year-old needed to be helped from the field after full time and asked about the severity of the injury, Lampard replied: “He has had ice on his ankle, but I haven’t spoken to him yet, so I don’t know.”
It is another potential injury blow to England manager Gareth Southgate with forwards Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford already facing long spells on the sidelines ahead of Euro 2020.
Lampard though insists Chelsea have the firepower to cope without Abraham, who has 13 Premier League goals this term, if his ankle problem keeps him sidelined for several weeks. “Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that,” Lampard said.
“I hope he’s not [out for several weeks], but if he is then yes, we do have the players.”
Chelsea boss Lampard refused to dampen down links to want-away Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on Monday, and any lengthy injury to Abraham could increase the Blues’ need to recruit a striker in the January window.
Olivier Giroud wants to join Inter Milan to link back up with ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte, while Chelsea also have Michy Batshuayi as their other centre-forward option.
Lampard reiterated Chelsea are more likely to look at loan deals than permanent transfers this month, as he plots his long-term strategy at the club.
“I know and I feel where we need strengthening,” said Lampard.
“It’s not going to be just January, this is more of a short-term window for us.
“This season has given us some answers on the pitch in where we need to improve. But that’s not so much for this window.”
Hector Bellerin drilled Arsenal to a share of the spoils after Cesar Azpilicueta had thought his late strike had earned the Blues victory. David Luiz was sent off against his former club with Jorginho slotting a penalty for Chelsea, but Gabriel Martinelli hit back for the Gunners in a turbulent west London clash.
Lamenting his side’s inability to seal victory against Arsenal’s 10 men, Lampard added: “At that point when you go 2-1 up, you’ve got to get the basics right.
“The second goal was soft, it’s soft for a right-back to cut inside and roll it into the far corner. We have to be honest about that.”