There is terrible news out of England tonight as Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed everyone’s worst fears that he has ruptured his Achilles tendon. He picked up the injury in the first half of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night.
Hudson-Odoi confirmed the news via his Twitter account after the game, and while nothing has been released from the club with regard to the potential recovery time, it usually takes 6-9 months for a player to full recover from an Achilles rupture.
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) April 22, 2019
First, we here at Bavarian Football Works would like to wish Callum all the best in his recovery and hope he’s back to 100% as soon as possible.
With that said, a question must be asked about Bayern Munich’s long-reported interest in Hudson-Odoi: Will this major injury make them pause attempts to bring him to Munich.
While it certainly looked like the club would be going in hard for him this summer, this injury is one that could be devastating to the young winger. However, his contract with Chelsea runs through the summer of 2020, so if Hudson-Odoi truly does not want to stay in London, he would be free to sign a pre-contract with a team next winter without a transfer fee being required.
So, that is where the dilemma for Bayern comes into play. Do you take the risk and pay a big transfer fee for a winger with an Achilles injury? Or, do you take the risk of hoping he makes a full recovery and you can beat out other teams in January to sign him on a free transfer?
What would you do?