Abraham ‘taken straight to hospital’ after damaging his stomach in Valencia draw

Tammy Abraham was taken straight to hospital on Wednesday night after damaging his stomach during Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Valencia.

The England striker landed awkwardly on Ezequiel Garay at the end of the first half and was in obvious pain as he limped off the pitch.

He had to be taken off on a stretcher at the Mestalla before going to hospital instead of receiving treatment in the dressing room.

Joe Cole said in the BT Sport stuido: ‘That’s a sore one. He’s in a lot of pain. Tammy is not the type of lad, it will take a big incident for him not to play, he loves playing football.’

Glenn Hoddle added: ‘If it’s a hip injury then it’s going to be complicated but you just hope it’s not internal like a problem with his kidney or something like that but he did look in absolute agony.’