The captain and one of the most important players in Chelsea, Reece James, is dealing with injuries this beginning of the season.
The 23-year-old missed about two months due to a thigh injury he suffered in August. This was also the 17th injury in his professional career as a footballer, a large number considering his young age.
He has been out for almost a year after picking up his first career injury when he injured his ankle in the 2019/20 season.
In an interview given to the club’s official website, James has said that he hopes to put his injuries behind him as he has learned how to take better care of his body.
“There are times when you feel things, but all you want to do is play. Then he pushes and realizes that something has happened”, said James first.
“My body gave me a warning, but I didn’t listen. Now I’m more aware that when something goes wrong, you have to slow down a bit.”
At the end, James stopped to discuss Chelsea’s performances where he said that day by day the club is improving.
“We’re still a pretty young band. The more time we spend with each other, the more understanding we will have. This helps us. We have come a long way.”
“Our performances in the last five or six weeks have increased. Everyone is happy around the club. Our faith is growing. The results help him. It is the starting point. When we perform well as a team, people will feel more confident,” concluded James.