Initial prognosis revealed, on Wednesday, that Chelsea fullback, Reece James, is set to be on the sidelines for at least one month in the aftermath of the knee injury he sustained during Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Premier League’s Bournemouth.
The injury was sustained on the same spot that troubled him two months earliervand led to his exclusion from England’s World Cup squad.
The 23-year-old lasted only 53 minutes of the contest with the Cherries in what was his comeback appearance, having worked his way back from the knee injury.
Chelsea announced that the England international will be missing for the next month, with a scan confirming that the defender had suffered “a setback” on the same spot as where he had initially sustained the injury.
“Defender Reece James underwent assessment earlier today after being substituted during the second half of last night’s 2-0 Premier League victory over AFC Bournemouth due to a knee injury,” read a statement on Chelsea’s official website.
“Scan results have regrettably confirmed a setback for the 23-year-old, with Reece now set to be ruled out for up to a month.”
The midfielder who was in England’s World Cup squad but never came off the substitute bench in each of the Three Lions’ games until the quarterfinals stage elimination.
Maddison suffered the problem whilst on England’s training base in Doha, Qatar and is set to make a quick return to his club’s games in January 2023.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.