Sat 05 November 2022 | 12:35

Chelsea's Ben Chilwell will miss 2022 World Cup for England

England and Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell will miss the 2022 World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury.

The 25-year-old


suffered a hamstring injury in stoppage time against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday.


's statement read:

"Following the injury sustained in our recent game against Dinamo Zagreb, Ben has undergone a scan on his hamstring.

"Results show that Ben has suffered a significant injury and the defender is unfortunately expected to miss the World Cup.

"Ben will now begin a rehabilitation programme with the club's medical department.”

Chilwell has played in 17 matches for England and scored one goal. He was in Euro 2020 England squad but did not play in any games.

Chilwell also wrote on his Twitter page:

"Following my ACL injury I worked so hard to make sure I was ready for the World Cup. It has always been a dream of mine. Unfortunately, this won’t be possible following my scan results. I’ll do all I can to get back playing for Chelsea ASAP. Thanks for the messages of support."

He suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in November last year and returned to action this season. Chilwell has played in 17 matches for England and scored one goal. He was in the England squad for the Euro 2020 but did not take part in any games.

Reece James, Kyle Walker, and Kalvin Phillips are also a doubt for England just two weeks before the World Cup. Gareth Southgate is expected to name his 26-man squad on Thursday.

The tournament begins on November 20 and England starts their

World Cup

against Iran on 21 November and then will play with USA and Wales.

source: SportMob

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