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Callum Hudson-Odoi has successful Achilles surgery

Chelsea Football Club has released a further statement relating to Callum Hudson-Odoi's Achilles tendon injury. It 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. '

Hudson-Odoi had to be withdrawn early during our 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday having started a fourth consecutive Premier League game for the Blues.

Hudson-Odoi posted a video update on his social media channels earlier today (Wednesday) as he starts his recovery from the Achilles injury which has ended such a promising campaign early.

‘Hi guys, thank you for all the messages and support that you have been sending me, really appreciate it,’ he said in the message on Twitter and Instagram.

‘I am doing better and feeling better, so thank you very much and (it's) just the road to recovery now. Thank you.’

Hudson-Odoi, a graduate of the Chelsea Academy, has made 24 appearances for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season. He has scored five goals, four of them in the Europa League helping us advance to the semi-final stage.

Having been handed his first league start against Brighton at the beginning of April, Hudson-Odoi retained his place for the domestic fixtures that followed against West Ham, Liverpool, and Burnley on Monday, when his involvement was cut short.

Last month he became Chelsea’s youngest England international when he featured in Euro 2020 qualifying victories against Czech Republic and away to Montenegro, a game in which he started and registered an assist for his Blues team-mate Ross Barkley.

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