Callum Hudson-Odoi to undergo surgery on ruptured Achilles tendon

Sports Staff
The Independent

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday after he ruptured an Achilles tendon.

The 18-year-old sustained the injury in Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley and his club confirmed he is set to go under the knife after he sees a specialist.

Hudson-Odoi, a product of Chelsea’s academy system, has made 28 appearances and scored five goals this season.

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A club statement said: “Callum is seeing a specialist this afternoon and is expected to undergo surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon this evening.”

The teenager made his debut in the Community Shield against Manchester City in August and his emergence as a first-team played attracted the attention of England boss Gareth Southgate, who handed the forward his first senior cap in last month’s match against Czech Republic.

England’s manager was not the only one to be interested in Hudson-Odoi with Bayern Munich trying and failing to take him to the Bundesliga with a £35million bid in January.

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