Will miss rest of the season, aiming to be fit for the start of next season
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss the rest of the season and also the Nations League finals for England in June after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The 18-year-old was hurt in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Premier League on Monday.
In a statement made by Chelsea, the club said the following:
“Callum successfully underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon last night. He will miss the rest of this campaign and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.”– Chelsea statement on Callum Hudson-Odoi’s injury
If we go by the words from the statement, it appears that both the club and Hudson-Odoi feel that this was not the ‘worst case scenario’ in terms of an achilles injury and that the talented youngster is aiming to be fit for the start of next season.
Encouraging news indeed. Hoping for a fast recovery for Callum but not to be rushed at the same time. He’ll be back when he’s fully ready.
Hudson-Odoi himself posted a video update on his social media channels earlier today as he starts his recovery from the Achilles injury which has ended such a promising campaign early.
“Hi guys, thank you for all the messages and support that you have been sending me, really appreciate it.
I am doing better and feeling better, so thank you very much and (it’s) just the road to recovery now. Thank you.”– Callum Hudson-Odoi
The academy graduate has made 24 appearances this term (contributing six goals and seven assists) and made his first senior England appearances against the Czech Republic and Montenegro last month.
The injury is a blow to Chelsea as they are battling to finish in the top four of the Premier League with three games to go and have also reached the Semi-Finals of the UEFA Europa League, where they face Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.
Callum’s injury will also mean that he will miss out on representing England in this Summer’s UEFA Nations League Finals, where the Three Lions plays the Netherlands in the Semi-Finals on June 6 in Portugal.
As mentioned on Monday, everyone at Chelsea Echo wishes Callum a speedy recovery and he returns from this stronger and better than before.