Chelsea youngster Reece James took to Twitter on Thursday to deliver an update on his recovery from injury. 

The defender had a fantastic campaign on loan at Wigan Athletic in the Championship last term and appeared to have been in line for an involved role in pre-season.

However, during England Under-20s’ encounter with Chile Under-20s earlier on this summer, James was struck with a cruel injury blow. 

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Reports suggested that, as a consequence of sustaining a blow to his ankle ligaments, the 19-year-old would likely miss the start of the 2019/20 season under Frank Lampard. 

While that may still be the case, James has shown that he is keeping his spirits up, as he posted a photo of himself having undergone successful surgery on his injury.  

Lampard will hope that the versatile youngster can make a speedy recovery and put himself into contention for a first-team berth at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming campaign.


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