Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi could return to full training by the start of next month after making a swift recovery from an Achilles tendon injury.
The winger limped off the Stamford Bridge pitch on 22 April after rupturing his Achilles in the outing against Burnley. The prognosis was worrying for the 18-year-old, with the possibility of six months on the sidelines.
However, the England international’s recovery has gone incredibly well since he underwent surgery at the end of April and could well be playing again within four months.
The Daily Star claims that Callum Hudson-Odoi returned to the surgeon who operated on him for a check-up, Ramon Cugat, and has been given the go-ahead to step up his recovery.
The starlet is already running outside and posted a video of training with a ball, so the teenager is well on the way back to fitness.
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s rapid return to fitness will be fantastic news for Frank Lampard who was unveiled as boss on Thursday.
The club legend will be operating under the transfer ban for the next two windows so he will need to make the most of the players currently at his disposal.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is still likely to miss the pre-season fixtures, so he is also doubtful to be fit for the first Premier League fixture of Frank Lampard’s reign, away to Manchester United.
Chelsea are still trying to tie down the young England star to a new long-term contract to ward off interest in him from German champions Bayern Munich.
Callum Hudson-Odoi looks set to sign a new £100,000-a-week five-year deal with the club.