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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi ruptured his Achilles’ tendon towards the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
The Chelsea academy youngster suffered the injury Chelsea’s 2-2 Premier League draw against Burnley at Stamford Bridge, and the 18-year-old was forced off in the 41st minute at Stamford Bridge with Pedro coming on to replace him.
The injury ruled Hudson-Odoi out for the rest of the season, after forcing his way into the team ahead of more experienced players Pedro and Willian.
The injury was a big setback to Hudson-Odoi who was expected to be out for the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, but the youngster has been back at Cobham doing some rehabilitation work and could be back before the start of the new season if his recovery rate continues.
The youngster shared a video of himself doing some ball-work in the indoor training centre, and he captioned the video: “Recovery is going well, I hope to be soon be back on the pitch, let’s go!!”
It’ll be a big boost to have Hudson-Odoi set for the new season on time, especially as Eden Hazard has left Chelsea to join Real Madrid.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard who’s expected to be the next Chelsea manager is in awe of the abilities of the teenager.
Lampard had said: “Firstly, I’d love him to stay at Chelsea. He needs to be doing everything to get in that team. Is he working hard and is he developing every day in training and trying to improve? I don’t know him that well but I’m sure that’s the standard at Chelsea he’s going by himself.
“Every minute he gets on the pitch he needs to be doing everything he can. I understand Chelsea fans want to see more of him and he has to do everything he can to give himself the chance of minutes.”