Chelsea receive Tammy Abraham injury boost following Newcastle win

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was taken off after 20 minutes against Newcastle on Monday night after injuring his right ankle.

The 23-year-old was provided medical attention and though he tried to shrug off the pain and carried on for a bit, he was eventually replaced by Olivier Giroud, who went on to net the opener for the Blues as they eased to a 2-0 win over the Magpies.

As per Matt Law of The Telegraph, Abraham didn't suffer serious damage to his ankle and early signs suggest that the Cobham graduate won't be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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Abraham latched onto a lofted ball from the back having timed his run to perfection, but was forced off after a robust challenge from Jamaal Lascelles in the box, which wasn't given as a penalty.

In his post-match press-conference, Chelsea boss Tuchel said that though he doesn't have an update on the severity of Abraham's injury, he was concerned given the nature of the challenge.

The German said: "There is no update, it is a worry because we had to take him off so early after a hard tackle. We are worried but there is no news."

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"Yes," responded Tuchel on if the challenge on Abraham was reckless.

"My assistant tried to show him on the iPad. We had the feeling that it was a reckless tackle. He played the ball, yes, but for it was too much because you risk the injury of an opponent and for me, it was a foul.

"It was reckless but OK, I don’t want to criticise."

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