Confirmed: Chelsea player to miss FA Cup game against Hull City

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham will miss this weekend’s FA Cup game against Hull City.

The 22 year old striker was in some pain at the end of the Arsenal game in midweek.

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Speaking about Abraham’s injury, Lampard said: “The good news is he hasn’t fractured anything.

“We were worried about a small fracture or a hairline fracture. He hasn’t got that. We have to see how it develops. It’s not a clear-cut one.

“He’s not fit for this weekend. Whether he will be fit for Leicester after that I’m still not sure. I haven’t got the news for you. It’s not clear at the moment.”

Asked if Abraham’s injury is the effect of a busy Christmas period being felt, Lampard added: “There is no absolute science for that. Maybe with muscle injuries you can link it to more to congestion of games. Tammy’s was more of an impact injury. That can happen at any time.

“We are congested, we are. It’s the same for all teams, that’s true, but when individuals are coming into play and people are getting injured, maybe that’s something that should be looked at.”

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