By Yusuf Mutiu
Chelsea and England’s fullback, Ben Chilwell has been ruled out of the world cup according to a statement on Chelsea’s official Twitter handle.
“Following the injury sustained in our recent game against Dinamo Zagreb, Ben has undergone a scan on his hamstring.
Results show that Ben has suffered a significant injury and the defender is unfortunately expected to miss the World Cup.
“Ben will now begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical department.”
The former Leicester also took to Twitter to express his disappointment for not making the squad to Qatar due to injury. He, then, promised to be back as soon as he can for Chelsea Football Club.
“Following my ACL injury I worked so hard to make sure I was ready for the World Cup. It has always been a dream of mine. Unfortunately, this won’t be possible following my scan results. I’ll do all I can to get back playing for Chelsea ASAP. Thanks for the messages of support,” a statement from Ben’s Twitter handle read.
Chilwell has joined the list of numerous English full-backs who are either out of the world cup or doubt about the world showpiece due to injuries. The list includes fellow Chelsea teammate Reece James, Trent Alexander Arnold and Kyle Walker.