Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea winger fears Achilles tendon tear repeat | Football News

Last Updated: 06/01/20 12:42pm

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the opening goal and assisted Ross Barkley for the second in a 2-0 win in the FA Cup third round

Callum Hudson-Odoi says he fears repeating his Achilles tendon injury as he seeks to rediscover his best at Chelsea.

The 19-year-old England international ended a four-month scoring drought as Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Hudson-Odoi, whose breakthrough campaign was cut short last season in April, was left clutching his right Achilles after a heavy tackle and he admits the serious injury has played on his mind during his recovery.

“Obviously there are still times where I think to myself ‘If I get kicked on it like today what could happen”, and there are times where I think to myself ‘If I do a certain movement it will go again,'” said Hudson-Odoi.

“But now as days at training go by, I think if you’re confident and do your strengthening work in the gym, it will still be strong and nothing should happen to it again.

Hudson-Odoi appeared in pain at one stage during the cup win at Stamford Bridge

“I’ve been doing work every day with the conditioning coaches to ensure it is strong enough and nothing else happens to it.

“I think I’m close to the point I was before. The player trod on my Achilles which was a bit painful but everything is alright.”

Hudson-Odoi had not scored since his return to action in September