Levi Colwill injury: Mauricio Pochettino issues update on Chelsea defender
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 31
Levi Colwill was forced off in Chelsea’s win over AFC Wimbledon with an ankle injury (Shutterstock)

has played down the severity of ’s injury after ’s 2-1 victory over AFC in the Carabao Cup second round.

Colwill has started all four games under Mauricio Pochettinothis season but was forced off just after the hour mark at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

The 20-year-old initially went down the tunnel after he was substituted and was seen with ice around his left ankle as he applauded Chelsea’s supporters after the game.

But Pochettino has indicated that Colwill will be available for Chelsea’s Premier League clash at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Asked about the extent of Colwill’s ankle injury, Pochettino said: ‘No, he’s not injured, it was a kick.

‘It’s not a big issue, it’s only a small problem. He had ice on his ankle but it’s not going to be a problem for the weekend.’

Speaking to a reporter at Stamford Bridge after the game, Colwill also downplayed his ankle issue, describing it as ‘just got a kick’.

Chelsea went behind against AFC Wimbledon as James Tilley put the League Two side ahead from the penalty spot.

Noni Madueke pulled Chelsea level before half time with a penalty, while Enzo Fernandez capitalised on a mix up in the AFC Wimbledon defence to score his first goal for the club.

Chelsea will now play Brighton at Stamford Bridge in the third round of the Carabao Cup.


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