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Eager to get back into action

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It’s not been an easy year — nor an easy few years! — for Charly Musonda Jr. The 22-year-old Chelsea prospect wasted almost four precious months of his young career on loan at Celtic in the first half of the year (he barely saw the pitch). Then, in the second half of 2018, after failing to convince Sarri, he picked up knee injury up less than two weeks after his arrival at Chelsea B Vitesse, on loan for the season.

The injury was initially expected to keep him out for just a couple months, but it’s now been almost twice that long. Thankfully, Musonda is expected to be fit by the time the Eredivisie season restarts in January, after the month-long winter break.

“I have had some misfortune. But I am now on schedule. According to the schedule, I should be fit by the third week of January. Then I would join the group again after the Vitesse training camp in Portugal.

“I really hope that everything is going well now. [Not recovering in time] is annoying, because as a top athlete you have no patience. I have been working hard on my return for months. Now it’s really going in the right direction.”

-Charly Musonda Jr; source: De Gelderlander via Google Translate

Musonda has never been known for his patience. Having had to bide his time for the past few months, he’s undoubtedly raring to go. Hopefully that will lead to an impressive second-half of the season at Eredivisie. He and his career certainly could use a bit of positive developments!