Lampard unsure how serious Abraham injury is

Chelsea are assessing an injury Tammy Abraham suffered during the 2-2 draw against Valencia in the Champions League.

The England forward picked up what initially looked like a significant hip injury, although further examination seemed to suggest the problem might not be overly serious.

Abraham landed awkwardly on Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay after going up for a header just before half-time.

Abraham walked off the pitch holding his side, but then had to be transferred to a stretcher. He was replaced by Michy Batshuayi at the interval.

Frank Lampard said Abraham was in the team’s dressing room despite reports the player had been taken to hospital. But the Chelsea manager was unsure of the extent of the injury at this stage.

“The word at half-time was that it looked quite severe – a bang on the hip. A strong bang,” said Lampard.

“And then the word after the game was that it might not be as severe as we first thought. That’s as much detail as I can give.”

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard