Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri has played down fears on his injury he picked up while playing for Italy national team against Finland and says it is not serious.
The 25-year-old – who has started all four of the Blues Premier League games so far this campaign.
Emerson appeared to tweak his hamstring as he chased down Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki at the start of the game and, after receiving treatment, was replaced. however it seems that injury isn’t serious and he could be able to help the Blues when they face Wolves.
The ex-AS Roma defender has been one of the stand-out performers of the Blues season so far and there were fears that he would be out for the Wolves game.
However, the 25-year-old defender has suggested the problem is only minor that he suffered against Finland.
‘Very important victory today guys,’ he tweeted. ‘Unfortunately I had a small injury, but it’s nothing serious. Let’s continue like this!’
Italy national team head-coach Roberto Mancini also confirmed that Italy international defender was only taken off as a precautionary measure, saying after the game: ‘It was nothing serious, he stopped to ensure it didn’t get any worse.’
Chelsea head-coach Frank Lampard, meanwhile, will be eager to have Brazilian-born defender assessed before facing Wolves next weekend, with Marcos Alonso ready to start a game against Wolves if Palmieri fails to revoer from injury.