have been handed an update on after he picked up an injury on international duty with U21s on Thursday night.
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Palmer was forced to pull up just six minutes into the second half and was subbed off after struggling to deal with the pain, leaving Blues fans sweating.
It was thought that Palmer had picked up a thigh injury and England U21s boss Lee Carsley has now revealed that the Chelsea star suffered ‘a dead leg’.
Carlsey added: ‘There are a few bumps and bruises and we will monitor Cole but we will not be taking any chances.’
Palmer is a doubt for England U21s’ European Championship qualifier against Ukraine on Monday but Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to have him back when Chelsea host Arsenal after the international break on October 21.
The 21-year-old, in a £42.5m deal, has made six appearances for the Blues thus far, registering one goal and two assists.
as the Chelsea head coach said: ‘[He] is a good player that links all the team-mates.
‘We are giving him a starting position on the right but after we give freedom to play in between the lines.
‘He’s ready to read what the team needs and to be unpredictable, because football is a game where you need to be unpredictable and he has the capacity to be like this.’