On-loan Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham has returned to parent club Chelsea to undergo treatment on a thigh injury.
The 19-year-old, who has scored 21 goals in 38 appearances for the Championship side this term, sustained the injury in the defeat at Leeds last Tuesday.
Abraham had immediately returned to the Blues for scans and City boss Lee Johnson has confirmed that is where he will remain for the immediate future.
“He’ll be out for two or three weeks,” Johnson said. “Chelsea are taking care of Tammy at the moment. We’ll get him back here in a week to ten days.”
“It gives an opportunity to other players in the squad to show their talents and they will I’m sure.”
Chelsea don’t have the best track record of handing opportunities to young players, but Conte suggested he could be ready to give Abraham a chance earlier this season.
‘Abraham is another young player, he’s the future for Chelsea, for sure. Abraham has a great potential. I think the academy is working very well,’ the Italian said in October.