‘Man made of glass’ breaks hamstring again

‘Man of Glass’ Leo James (24, Chelsea) has gone down again, and this time he’s expected to be out for around three months.

“James injury update,” Chelsea said on its website on Wednesday, “Captain James underwent a scan after Sunday’s 0-2 defeat at Everton. He was substituted midway through the first half and scans confirmed a hamstring injury. He will now begin a rehabilitation program at Cobham training ground.”

Chelsea lost 0-2 to Everton on Tuesday at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, in the 16th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League season. The Blues conceded an early goal to Abdoulaye Doucoure in the ninth minute of the second half before falling behind in stoppage time to Lewis Dobbin.

This is Chelsea’s second straight defeat, following their last game against Manchester United (1-2). With five wins, four draws, and seven losses, the Blues have dropped to 12th place in the standings with 19 points. That’s the same position they finished last season.

It wasn’t just one loss. He started at right fullback, but was substituted in the 26th minute. He didn’t appear to have any major collisions or sprints, but he went to the bench, leaving Levi Colwill to play the rest of the game.

This is his third consecutive hamstring injury. James played just 16 league games last season, and he’s played just eight league games and 363 minutes this season. He injured his hamstring in the opener and was sidelined for nearly two months before going down again.

James is an England international fullback and is considered one of the best defenders in Europe due to his attacking prowess, quick feet, and solid defense. He can play in both the back four and three, and occasionally on the flanks. He is one of the treasures of Chelsea’s youth system.

The problem is that he”s had too many injuries. “James has gone down again. It’s his 18th injury at Chelsea.” “He has missed 90 games through injury since breaking into the Chelsea first team in 2019. He has started just 188 games, 81 of them in the league. This injury will add to that figure.”

“James has now missed a total of 472 days of action for Chelsea. “James has suffered injuries to his knee, thigh, ankle and other parts of his body, but his hamstring has been a particular problem,” the publication said, emphasizing that “he has gone down six times in the last two years due to injury.

James will need three months to recover. European soccer expert Fabrizio Romano also said, “Chelsea expect James to be out until February or March, depending on the club’s recovery program.”

Fans have had enough. “James might as well retire,” “I’m so sick of him,” “I’m slowly losing hope in him,” “Why does he do this all the time?” and “He’s made of glass.” Fans took to social media to comment on the situation.


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