Chelsea’s new £58m signing, Romeo Lavia, has just suffered an injury during training, reports say.
Sacha Tavolieri, a journalist for the club’s official website, wrote on Twitter that Lavia had “taken a nasty blow” and could be out for a while.
“I think it’s safe to say that Lavia has torn a ligament in his leg,” Tavolieri added. “It’s hard to see him coming back any time soon.”
Lavia has yet to make a single appearance for Chelsea since joining from Southampton at the end of the January transfer window, and has not even been named in their matchday squad. He has only been seen in the stands for their first home game of the season, against West Bromwich Albion.
Tavolieri wrote that Lavia stayed at Stamford Bridge during the international break with the intention of “getting up to speed” so that he could be ready to play for the first-team when they returned.
Lavia injury in training
However, this plan may now have just taken a backwards step as it seems he could have suffered a setback in training.
Tavolieri has claimed that he has picked up an injury, hinting it could be a tear in a muscle.
He said: “Romeo Lavia just got injured at training session today with Chelsea. Could be a muscle tear at the ankle… More to follow.”
Supporters will have been excited to see the trio of Lavia, Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez all feature together at some stage soon.
However, it looks as if that midfield is going to have to wait for some time yet.