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Chelsea injury boost as Lampard confirms Abraham did NOT break ankle in collision with advertising boards

FRANK LAMPARD has revealed that Tammy Abraham did not do serious damage to his ankle against Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The striker collided with the advertising boards late on during the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

And he was left limping for the final minutes as Chelsea threw away a win against their ten-men rivals.

Abraham, who scored one of the goals against Arsenal, appeared to be in a tremendous amount of pain, sparking fears he could be set to miss a huge chunk of Chelsea’s season.

The England international will definitely miss Saturday’s FA Cup trip Hull.

But boss Lampard believes Abraham has not fractured anything in his ankle and hopes the ace can return soon as Chelsea also look to sign a new striker before deadline day.

Lamps told reporters: “The good news is he hasn’t fractured anything, but the other news is we still have to see how he develops.

“He’s not fit for the weekend, but whether he’ll be fit for Leicester (a week later) I’m still not sure.

“It’s still not clear at the moment.

“I think the impetus to bring in a striker or players potentially that cane get on the end of these chances we’re creating is there, we have to be honest.

“When you’re creating 20 chances a game and not scoring enough goals that can be crucial.

“I don’t think it absolutely changes it but Tammy has been our main source of goals, so yes, it’s very relevant.

“I think there’s a choice but it’s not the ideal window, history’s proven that.

“I think it’s about trying to get the choice right of the player we can bring in considering what’s available.

“The club know, and the games are showing that, my thoughts on that. So we’ll have to see how that goes between now and the end of the window.”

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