Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has confirmed he will not play a role in England’s World Cup campaign in Qatar following an analysis of his hamstring injury.
The left-back picked up the injury while playing for the Blues against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday and had to be helped by medical staff.
After the match, Chelsea manager Graham Potter admitted Chilwell’s hopes of being fit in time for the World Cup were “not positive” and the bad news was confirmed on Saturday.
“Following the injury sustained in our recent game against Dinamo Zagreb, Ben underwent a hamstring analysis,” Chelsea said in a statement posted on their website.
“The results show that Ben has suffered a serious injury and the defender is unfortunately set to miss the World Cup.”
Following my ACL injury, I worked so hard to make sure I was ready for the World Cup. It has always been one of my dreams. Unfortunately, this will not be possible after the results of my analysis. I will do everything possible to return to play for Chelsea as soon as possible. Thanks for the messages of support 💙 pic.twitter.com/2H01WhhfhnNovember 5, 2022
And soon after, Chilwell ruled out a quick recovery in time for Qatar 2022.
“After my ACL injury, I worked so hard to be ready for the World Cup. It has always been a dream of mine. Unfortunately, it won’t be possible after my scan results,” he said. he writes on Twitter.
“I will do everything possible to return to play for Chelsea as soon as possible. Thank you for the messages of support.”