Frank Lampard is confident the hip injury suffered by Tammy Abraham in Chelsea’s Champions League draw with Valencia is not as severe as initially feared.
The English striker, who has scored 10 goals in 13 Premier League matches this season, limped off the field at the end of the first half and appeared in substantial pain.
He was eventually assisted onto a stretcher and missed the remainder of a 2-2 draw that leaves Group H wide open.
It was suggested to Lampard that Abraham had been required to hospital, but the Chelsea manager refuted that.
” I’m not exactly sure if that’s true, however he’s in the dressing room now,” he stated.
” The word at half-time was it looked quite severe, a bang on the hip. Then the word after the match was it may not be as severe as we initially thought.
” That’s as much details as I have.”
Discussing the match, which saw the visitors rejected by Daniel Wass’ late effort after battling back from a goal down, Lampard confessed the open nature of the contest in Spain was not what he had actually prepared for.
” We both had incredible chances, we had one in the very first couple of minutes,” stated Lampard.
” We had various ones in the very first half, so did they. Possibly their opportunities were more specific than ours. I wouldn’t say I feel lucky.
” Did I enjoy the match? No I didn’t love it, due to the fact that it hasn’t been lot of times this season where I have had to state ‘we kind of got away with that’. Since they missed out on big chances, today was one of those.
” Perhaps we was worthy of the slices of luck that we got, however I won’t eliminate from the truth that we have to take a few of our opportunities. It could have been 5-5, 6-6 among those games.”