Watford boss Javi Gracia does not believe the injuries picked up by Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success are too serious. The Hornets enjoyed a productive pre-season training camp in Austria last week, following up a narrow defeat to Champions League semi-finalists Ajax with an impressive 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
The squad are now heading back to England for their final two pre-season friendlies against Queens Park Rangers and Real Sociedad, although midfielder Chalobah and forward Success will be returning with injuries. However, Gracia is not too concerned about the duo, as he feels it will be a matter of days, rather than weeks, before they are back on the training pitch.
“Chalobah has a little problem and we’ll see when we come back,” Gracia was quoted as saying by the Watford Observer. “I think he has to do some tests but I trust he will come back quickly. “[Success] has a little problem with his hamstring, but it is better to stop one day than to regret a worse injury. I prefer to stop. I am sure in two or three days he will be ready.” Watford will get their Premier League campaign underway when they welcome Brighton to Vicarage Road on August 10.