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Chelsea Stopper Thibaut Courtois Feared Freak Basketball Accident Would End His Season

goalkeeper has revealed that he feared the basketball injury could have ended his season.

Courtois suffered an ankle injury while on a promotional activity for the club, playing basketball with NBA stars.

The injury forced him to sit out and watch his side go down to 2-0.

However, the 23-year-old returned to action against Tottenham Hotspurs for the FA Cup semi-final.

The Blues beat Spurs 4-2 to set up a date with another cross-town rivals in the final to be played at the Wembley Stadium.

He told reporters: “I was afraid that the season was over. Fortunately, it was less bad.”

“I have to say thank you to Chelsea’s medical staff to get me fit. I do not think many people with a torn ligament already play after a week and a half.”

The international added : “When I had to kick the ball against Spurs, there was a bit (of pain). Obviously I had to stand on my right foot which was not easy at times.”thibaut courtois

“But when you play with adrenaline, you feel good and you forget. I will get more treatment like I have for the last week – where I was with the physios from 10am in the morning till 5pm in the evening at Cobham.”

“Tuesday won’t be a problem. I’m getting better every day, so hopefully soon I will be able to play without a strap (on the ankle).”

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