Chelsea Confirm Callum Hudson-Odoi Will Undergo Surgery for Ruptured Achilles

​Chelsea have confirmed that wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi will undergo surgery on Tuesday evening after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 2-2 draw with Burnley.

The 18-year-old lasted just 41 minutes of the game before falling to the ground in an attempt to chase the ball. He limped of the field, before ​confirming the severity of his injury shortly after.

​Chelsea confirmed the date for Hudson-Odoi’s surgery in a post on their ​official website, writing: “Callum is seeing a specialist [on Tuesday] afternoon and is expected to undergo surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon [in the] evening.

The 18-year-old winger limped off during the first half of last night’s 2-2 draw against ​Burnley, his 28th Chelsea appearance of the season. He has netted five goals since making his debut for the Blues in the Community Shield against ​Manchester City at the beginning of the season.

“Hudson-Odoi made his England debut during last month’s international break, coming off as a sub against Czech Republic before starting the 5-0 win in Montenegro.”


There is no information as to how long Hudson-Odoi will be sidelined, but it similar injuries in the past have forced players to miss anywhere between six and nine months.

The likes of ​Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and David Beckham have bounced back from similar injuries. Cazorla’s injury was particularly lengthy, as the Spaniard missed almost two years of his career as a result of an infection.

In Hudson-Odoi’s absence, the Blues will likely turn to either ​Willian or ​Pedro to close out the season, whilst ​Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic will also join the club this summer to help ease the struggle without their young starlet.


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