Hudson-Odoi Opens Up On Mysterious Season-Ending Injury

Callum Hudson-Odoi has given some insight into a mysterious injury that cut short his 2021/2022 season with Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi Opens Up On Mysterious Season-Ending Injury

Hudson-Odoi made 28 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea last season but the last of those came on March 2 against Luton Town in the FA Cup.

The 21-year-old was forced to watch the rest of the Chelsea games on the sidelines as Thomas Tuchel's side stumbled to a third place finish in the Premier League, lost their Champions League crown to Real Madrid and finished runners up in both the FA Cup and League Cup.

Hudson-Odoi is now back to full fitness and has been included in the Chelsea squad for their pre-season trip to the US.

The England international has now opened up on the difficulties that restricted his involvement with the Chelsea team last term.

“It was a weird one. It was a neurological thing where I had a tweaked nerve in my back and it stemmed all the way down through my body, so it then became difficult for me to retain muscle," Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea's official website.

“There was no power really in my legs and everything was like ‘woah’. I was trying to pass the ball 10 yards but I had no power and I couldn’t even do it.

“I think it was also a post-coronavirus thing from December, which I couldn’t believe because it had been such a long time before.

“The issue started with my Achilles and then I was trying to use other parts of my body to make up for it, so for example when I was running I wasn’t running on my toes as much because my Achilles power wasn’t that strong.

“I was trying to find another way to run and then it started affecting my back but all of it is good now. My Achilles is strong again and my back is strong so everything is perfect. It’s one of those things but I’m glad to be back and to have all my power, strength and speed back is all that I can wish for.”