Chelsea youngster expected to undergo surgery on ruptured Achilles this evening, says club

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The winger, 18, picked up the injury during Chelsea’s draw to Burnley on Monday and has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign

Callum Hudson-Odoi will have surgery on a ruptured Achilles which ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The Chelsea winger, 18, suffered the injury during their 2-2 draw at home to Burnley on Monday night and is expected to have an operation on Tuesday evening.

Hudson-Odoi hobbled off the pitch after picking up the injury in the first-half

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

It means he will miss the club’s remaining fixtures as they bid to secure a top four spot and also win the Europa League.

He will also miss England’s Nations League finals this summer after making his debut last month.


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

He made his debut in the Community Shield against Manchester City in August and his emergence as a first-team player attracted the attention of England boss Gareth Southgate, who handed the forward his first senior cap against Czech Republic and followed it up with a start in the 5-1 win in Montenegro.

Hudson-Odoi made his first senior England start before making his first Premier League start

Hudson-Odoi made his first senior England start before making his first Premier League start

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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