Chelsea starlet Nathaniel Chalobah has been denied a first ever Premier League start by a freak injury suffered in Burnley’s Under 21 clash against Hull City on Tuesday night, as reported by the Daily Express.
The youngster has spent the last few seasons on loan with clubs in the Championship, but finally received an opportunity to play Premier League football when Burnley came calling this summer.
The player had to be rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after facing an unfortunate accidental blow in the game against Hull.
As a result, he has also been forced to pull out of England’s Under 21 squad for the European Championship play-off against Croatia.
Having made his first Premier League appearance in the game against West Brom last weekend, which Burnley lost 4-0, Chalobah was in line to start against Leicester this weekend, but is now set to miss out.
It would have been a first start in the top flight for the Chelsea loanee.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “He got a really bad knock and the swelling closed up the breathing pathway.