Mauricio Pochettino has put some light on the situation of Levi Colwill's injury after Chelsea's 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carbao Cup.
The 20-year-old has played every minute of the opening three games for Chelsea in the Premier League season and also started yesterday night's Carabao Cup second-round clash at home against AFC Wimbledon.
Colwill appeared to be struggling around the hour mark and was immediately replaced by Malo Gusto after initially attempting to carry on, which was thought to be a precautionary measure.
Rather than taking his place on the substitutes' bench, Colwill was immediately assessed by a club physio and then walked down the tunnel in the direction of the dressing room and was also seen with an ice bag around his ankle.
An injury to Colwill with Reece James and Christopher Nkunku already out injured would be a huge concern for Pochettino. But Pochettino has indicated that Colwill will be available for Chelsea's Premier League clash at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
When asked about the extent of Colwill's ankle injury, Pochettino said: 'No, he's not injured, it was a kick.It's not a big issue, it's only a small problem. He had ice on his ankle but it's not going to be a problem for the weekend.'
Colwill when speaking to a reporter at Stamford Bridge after the game, also downplayed his ankle issue, describing it as 'just got a kick'.
Chelsea went behind against AFC Wimbledon as James Tilley put the League Two side ahead from the penalty spot.
Noni Madueke pulled Chelsea level before half time with a penalty, while Enzo Fernandez capitalised on a mix up in the AFC Wimbledon defence to score his first goal for the club.
Chelsea will now play Brighton at Stamford Bridge in the third round of the Carabao Cup.