Chelsea’s Calum Hodson-Odoi announced the end of his season after breaking the Achilles tendon during his side’s match against Burnley at the end of the 35th round of the English Premier League on Monday.
The player left the game, which ended in a 2-2 draw during the first half injured, and later turned out to be torn in the Achilles tendon will keep him out of play for a long time.
“It’s not an easy injury, I think it’s a serious injury, it’s in the Achilles tendon,” said club assistant coach Gianfranco Zola.
“I can not talk about the severity of the injury right now, I do not know and we have to wait for the necessary tests, but it does not look good, I do not know if there is a tear.”
The player himself said through his official account on Twitter, “Really gutted to end my season with an Ruptured Achilles, gotta work hard and try and come back stronger for next season!!!.”
Really gutted to end my season with an Ruptured Achilles, gotta work hard and try and come back stronger for next season!!!😢🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/PXC53WszdH
— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) 22 avril 2019
The 18-year-old Englishman is linked to a contract that ends with the Blues in the summer of 2020 and refuses to renew it so far, having a strong and tempting offer from Bayern Munich.