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Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi: I thought my career was over

Chelsea whizkid Callum Hudson-Odoi feared he'd never play football again after a serious injury to his achilles.

The 18-year-old winger has been flying recently after his return from the injury sustained in April.

He said: "I wondered if I would be able to play again; that was my first thought. I knew I'd done something really serious so I was really concerned.

"But my family kept me confident that I'd be back to how I was.

"There were days when I would go into training and I would be sad or disappointed because I could see the boys outside training and you just want to be out there with them.

"So I had the dark days but at the same time I had positive days as well."

He added: "When it came, it was more anger for me because everything was going as I wanted it to go.

"I was playing games, I'd got called to the national team - everything was going perfectly.

"There were big games coming up. But I knew when I came back I'd be stronger than I was before."

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