Whether Mykhailo Mudryk sustained an injury while playing for Chelsea last night may now be settled.
Despite just playing for 45 minutes last night before being replaced, he told Viaplay Football that he believes he is fine.
Last night, when Mudryk scored for Chelsea for the first time, it was the culmination of numerous prior successful performances.
The Blues overcame West London rivals Fulham 2-0 as a result of a quick-fire double in the first half after he pounced on a Levi Colwill ball to score the opening goal.
As he wheeled away in celebration, it was evident that the weight that seemed to have been removed from his shoulders had been lifted. His colleagues shared in his happiness.
When he was replaced by Ian Maatsen for the second half, there was concern that all of this may have been for nothing.
An update on Mudryk’s injury
It soon became clear that Mauricio Pochettino had pushed the substitution rather than making it a tactical choice.
However, it eventually turned out that there were hopes within the club that it was only a little problem with his thigh and not a catastrophic one.
The athlete then emerged and offered a succinct statement on his post-game emotions.
He said, “Yeah, it’s fine,” when questioned.
Any good news regarding injuries is welcome at Stamford Bridge right now, where there is a serious injury issue, so the Blues may benefit greatly.
However, there is still optimism that these issues are not too significant. Moises Caicedo and Armando Broja were also forced to leave last night due to issues.