Ben Haim confusion at Chelsea
However, within minutes of being told his fate, Ben Haim was then ordered to report to first-team training as normal.
The Israel international was not given an explanation for Grant's change of mind and has trained as normal since then.
The events have left players and coaching staff baffled and has led to a new debate about Grant's status at the club.
Chelsea insist Ben Haim could yet be punished further, although the £80,000 fine he copped has yet to be confirmed.