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Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed he feared his career was over after he suffered an Achilles injury last season in a game against Burnley.
He has played four games since making his comeback from injury, chipping in with a goal and three assists in all competitions.
“I wondered if I would be able to play again; that was my first thought,” Hudson-Odoi told Sky Sports.
“I knew I’d done something really serious so I was really concerned. But my family kept me confident that I’d be back to how I was.
“There were days when I would go into training and I would be sad or disappointed because I could see the boys outside training and you just want to be out there with them.
“So I had the dark days but at the same time I had positive days as well.”
“When it came, it was more anger for me because everything was going as I wanted it to go,” he added.
“I was playing games, I’d got called to the national team – everything was going perfectly.
“There were big games coming up. But I knew when I came back I’d be stronger than I was before.
“”I was out for three to four months and it was crazy to even get the injury in the first place. It’s something I had to deal with mentally because I’d never experienced an injury like that before.
“I’m really delighted with the way I’ve come back. I didn’t expect to get this many assists and to contribute with a goal as well. Hopefully I’ll keep improving and adding goals to my game.”