Chester is set to miss the FA Cup final after suffering a hamstring injury against Aston Villa on Saturday.
"The earliest reports on James look as if the hamstring that he's come off with, he's re-injured it. It looks bleak for the lad," said manager Steve Bruce.
"We can't say until we scan him and know the extent but it doesn't look very good for him."
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