Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered a ruptured Achilles injury against Burnley on Monday, which would require immediate surgery to repair.
On Wednesday morning, Hudson-Odoi, confirmed the successful operation and thanked all his well-wishers in a short video.
Opperation was Successful, Thank God always and thank you all for your messages and support,the return begins now!!!❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/14qw4rgRK2— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) April 24, 2019
Normally, the complete recovery period is about 6-9 months for an Achilles rupture, but there's some hope that Callum, being only 18 and with access to all the best care, could recover faster than average, or certainly towards the more optimistic, shorter end of the expected range.
However, Sky Sports claim that this surgery “was an exploratory one, with the possibility of further surgery to come", which doesn't sound too promising for a fast(er) recovery.
Callum Hudson-Odoi could need another operation during his recovery despite a 'successful' first op on Achilles injury.— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2019
All we can hope for is a fast recovery, but without being rushed back into action, and hopefully signing a contract extension too in the meantime!
The club statement reads:
Callum successfully underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon last night. He will miss the rest of this campaign and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.
This is certainly a positive update from the club’s side and the injury might be less severe than previously expected. Awesome!
Further news on Callum Hudson-Odoi following successful surgery...— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 24, 2019
While Callum sets off on his road to recovery, let’s look back at some of the highlights of his season.