Hudson-Odoi on ‘road to recovery’ after surgery on ruptured Achilles tendon

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is focused on the “road to recovery” after having surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon which ended his season.

The 18-year-old England international suffered the injury during Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, and underwent an operation on Tuesday evening.

In a brief video message via his social media accounts, Hudson-Odoi said: “Hi guys, thank you for all the messages and support that you have been sending me, really appreciate it.

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“I am doing better and feeling better, so thank you very much and (it’s) just the road to recovery now. Thank you.”

No time frame has yet been given for Hudson-Odoi’s rehabilitation.

The winger, though, will now miss Chelsea’s remaining fixtures as they bid to secure a top-four spot and also win the Europa League.

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Hudson-Odoi would also have been expected to be involved for England’s Nations League finals this summer after making his debut last month.

A product of Chelsea’s academy system, Hudson-Odoi made 28 appearances and scored five goals in his breakthrough season.

The winger made his debut in the Community Shield against Manchester City in August and his emergence as a first-team player attracted the attention of England boss Gareth Southgate.

England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi (centre) (PA)

Callum Hudson-Odoi (centre) was fast-tracked into the England senior side (Nick Potts/PA)

Hudson-Odoi was handed his first senior cap against Czech Republic and then was named in the starting XI for the 5-0 win in Montenegro.

The teenager also attracted interest from German giants Bayern Munich during the Janauary transfer window, with a £35million offer said to have been on the table.

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