James limped out of Chelsea’s win over AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday after sustaining a knee injury.


The defender is a vital member of the Chelsea squad and is the first choice right-back for both club and country when fit.



And it has been claimed that there is more bad news in store for the player, Chelsea and England in the coming days.


James’ knee injury is more serious than previous assessments and there is now a real fear that he could miss the World Cup for England.



Chelsea’s medical team are now considering the possibility of the defender going under the knife in order to remedy the problem.


Surgery to his knee would certainly rule him out of England’s World Cup campaign in Qatar this winter.



The Chelsea star has been a key part of Gareth Southgate’s plans and it would be a major blow for the England manager.