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Tammy Abraham’s Premier League Return After ACL Injury in Serie A Finale
- Tammy Abraham will be out of action until the new year after suffering an ACL injury
- The ex-Chelsea striker was set to leave Roma this summer amid Premier League interest
- The Italian club paid £34m for his services in 2021 and are hoping to recoup this amount
Tammy Abraham’s season ended in agony when his final day appearance ended after 16 minutes after he landed awkwardly on his knee.
The English forward joined AS Roma in 2021 when he was deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea by former boss, Thomas Tuchel, after the club signed Romelu Lukaku for £97.5 million.
His first season in Italy was impressive - in 53 games, he scored 27 goals, including 17 in the Serie A, and provided five assists as the team won the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League.
His second season has been very underwhelming.
In 54 games, Abraham has scored nine goals and created seven assists, leading the club to put him up for sale amid interest from the Premier League.
Abraham suffers ACL injury
During Roma’s season finale 2-1 win over Spezia, the Chelsea academy graduate started on the bench but replaced Andrea Belotti in the 64th minute.
He spent only 16 minutes on the pitch before suffering an ACL injury after he landed awkwardly on his knee. Leonardo Spinazzola replaced him.
Roma Press reports that the initial assessment suggested he will be out of action until approximately March 2024, with no chance of playing again this year.
This has put the club’s transfer plans in jeopardy. He cannot be sold before January 2024, he can not play, and the club must sign a replacement.
According to Sun Sports, Everton were willing to invest £27 mil in him after surviving relegation on the final day, but his injury has all but ended any chance of that now.
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The Special One's future in Roma is also uncertain. There was growing speculation the Portuguese coach could be set for an exit due to a lack of investment from the club.
Sports Brief previously reported that Mourinho dropped hint on his future with his gesture to the club's fans after the game yesterday, which suggest a decision was made.