England’s Reece James looks set to miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup with Chelsea confirming he is expected to be out for at least eight weeks with a knee injury.

The 22-year-old right-back, who has 15 caps, sustained the injury in Chelsea’s 2-0 win at AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League last Tuesday.

The World Cup starts in just over five weeks, on the 20th of November, in Qatar.

Fellow England right-backs Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold are currently out through injury too.

Manchester City’s Walker had groin surgery earlier in October while Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold picked up an ankle injury against Arsenal last weekend.

Walker says he hopes he will be fit in time for the World Cup.

Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier is the other strong choice in that position.

Chelsea confirmed that James had received medical treatment from the club and was assessed by a specialist this weekend.

Following their victory at AC Milan, Chelsea manager Graham Potter was asked about players potentially missing the World Cup through injury.

England kick off their World Cup campaign against Iran on the 21st November.

Credit: BBC.

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