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Hudson-Odoi ‘on course’ for mid-September return from Achilles injury — report

Would only miss the first few weeks of the season as he looks to step up recovery efforts

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has been working hard all summer to begin recovery from the torn Achilles he suffered two months ago, at the end of April, recently posting an update on social media to show off his progress and express hope that he would be back soon.

According to the Daily Mail, that means he remains on course for an earlier than initial expected return from the injury. First feared to be out for 6-9 months, Hudson-Odoi looks on track to be back in less than 4. As it turns out, his Achilles injury was on the less severe end of the scale — which, unfortunately, isn’t true in Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s case.

The Mail reports that Callum is due for his next check-up with the surgeon to the sports stars, Ramon Cugat in Barcelona, and if that goes well, he will be “cleared to accelereate his rehabilitation” and target a return for mid-September, after the first international break. That would mean he would only miss four games, plus the UEFA Super Cup.

While the 18-year-old will thus still miss much of preseason, one would hope that neither Lampard nor Jody Morris would need much convincing to plug him back into the lineup.

So, good news for Chelsea. Or for Bayern Munich? Let’s get that new contract signed, shall we?

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