Breaking: Chelsea player suffers broken arm, taken to the hospital

Chelsea prospect and England U20 captain Jake Clarke-Salter was taken to hospital after suffering what’s suspected to be a fractured arm playing for Bristol Rovers in Tuesday night’s League One match against Charlton Athletic.

Speaking to the press after Rovers defeat to Charlton Athletic, the Rovers boss provided an update on the injury sustained by Jake Clarke-Salter.

“It looks like Jake has broken his arm” said the Manager.

“I haven’t watched the incident back again, but Jake has gone to hospital this evening. I’m confident that have the medical professional here to help Jake, but ultimately he is Chelsea’s player.”

“It is very disappointing, especially as we are missing James Clarke through injury.”

Rovers were down 3-0 already when Clarke-Salter injured himself in a sliding challenge just past the hour mark. Having already made all three of their substitutions by that point in an effort to get back into the game, Rovers finished out the shocking 5-1 home defeat with ten men.

The 19-year-old Clarke-Salter had started five of Rovers’ last seven league matches, establishing a solid partnership with 21-year-old from Cardiff trainee Tom Lockyer. Fellow Chelsea loanee Charlie Colkett also started on Tuesday night, but was hauled off at half-time.

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