Chelsea prodigy Hudson-Odoi 'gutted' after picking injury

Published on: 22 April 2019
Chelsea prodigy Hudson-Odoi 'gutted' after picking injury
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is disappointed to be ending the season prematurely after suffering Achilles injury during their 2-2 draw with Burnley.

The 18-year-old sustained an injury when controlling a pass just before the 40-minute mark in the match on Easter Monday.

He attempted to play on but continued to limp until he was replaced by Pedro Rodriguez.

The midfielder, who is of Ghanaian descent, could spend the next seven months on the treatment table.

Hudson-Odoi took to his Twitter handle after the news broke to express his disappointment but assured the Blue fans that he will come back stronger.

“Really gutted to end my season with an Ruptured Achilles, gotta work hard and try and come back stronger for next season!!!," Odoi wrote.

Ghanaians have got immense interest in the Chelsea youngster Hudson-Odoi even though he was born and raised in Wandsworth in Greater London.

The talented midfielder is the younger brother of non-League striker Bradley Hudson-Odoi and the the son of former Hearts of Oak and Ghana international midfielder Bismark Odoi.

Eligible for both England and Ghana, the Chelsea ace played for England at every age group from under-16 to under-19 level giving hope to the West African country that he could in future play for them because of FIFA eligibility rules.

Hudson-Odoi further cemented his silent warning that he was keen on only playing for England and was subsequently called-up by the European country’s under-21 team for the first time in March 2019.

In a dramatic turn of events, few days after his U21 call up, several injuries rocked England with a number of the senior squad players opting out.

The youngster of Ghanaian descent was subsequently called up to Gareth Southgate's England senior squad for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro.

The Chelsea player was clearly delighted upon receiving his maiden senior team call-up and Hudson-Odoi stated he was 'shocked' and described it as 'a dream come true'.

With the call up to the England senior national team, it ended Ghana’s hopes of capping him as FIFA rules prevent players who have played for a senior national team from switching allegiance.

Despite this, Ghana football fans follow his progress as he is still viewed as Ghanaian with his father still an icon for Accra-based giants Hearts of Oak.

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