Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that Mason Mount could be out for a while after coming off worse off a challenge with Francis Coquelin in the match Valencia of Spain.
Mount who has started the opening five fixtures of Chelsea’s new campaign scoring and assisting in the process will be under surveillance for the next 48 hours t access the extent of the damage to his ankle.
“We have to assess it over the next 24-48 hours to see the scale of the injury,” said Lampard.
“We don’t know how bad it is. It is an ankle injury and it is a shame. He’s been playing so well and he started well tonight.”
Mount signed a new five-year contract in July and made his first-team debut for Chelsea on the opening day of the season.
He has gone on to score three goals from five Premier League starts, appearing as a substitute in the Blues’ Super Cup defeat by Liverpool before his Champions League debut against Valencia.
Former Derby boss Lampard had Mount on loan at the Championship side last season, with the youngster scoring 11 goals in 44 games in all competitions.
Mason Mount had been at the heart of every good thing that’s happening at the Bridge this season, commanding the midfield like a veteran.
This will no doubt be a big blow for the club who are currently serving a season-long transfer ban and therefore cannot afford injuries as such, especially to a player as important as Mount.