- Striker forced off on final day of 2022-23
- Could be out until the end of the year
- Interested parties must now look elsewhere
WHAT HAPPENED? The England international striker fell awkwardly during a final day outing for Roma against Spezia at the end of the 2022-23 Serie A season. He was challenging for the ball when his leg gave way beneath him, leaving the 25-year-old in agony before leaving the field on a medical cart.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Sky Sport Italia are reporting that Abraham has damaged knee ligaments, with it possible that he will be ruled out of action until November or December – with a long rehabilitation programme stretching out in front of him.
AND WHAT'S MORE: A spell on the treatment table is likely to bring transfer talk around Abraham to a close, with a return to the Premier League being speculated on. Chelsea have a £64 million ($79m) buyback option that could be triggered this summer – while the likes of United and former loan employers Aston Villa are said to be keen – but interested parties will want to see the talented frontman return to form and fitness before putting a big-money deal in place.
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WHAT NEXT? Abraham joined Roma from Chelsea in 2021 and has hit 36 goals for the Giallorossi through 106 appearances – becoming a Europa Conference League winner in the process – and is under contract at Stadio Olimpico through to 2026.