Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is focused on the “road to recovery” after having surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon which ended his season.
The 18-year-old England international suffered the injury during Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, and underwent an operation on Tuesday evening.
In a brief video message via his social media accounts, Hudson-Odoi said: “Hi guys, thank you for all the messages and support that you have been sending me, really appreciate it.
The winger will now miss Chelsea’s remaining fixtures as they bid to secure a top-four spot and also win the Europa League.
Chelsea released a statement on Wednesday evening which read: “(Hudson-Odoi) will miss the rest of this campaign and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.”
Hudson-Odoi would also have been expected to be involved for England’s Nations League finals this summer after making his debut last month.
A product of Chelsea’s academy system, Hudson-Odoi made 28 appearances and scored five goals in his breakthrough season.
The winger made his debut in the Community Shield against Manchester City in August and his emergence as a first-team player attracted the attention of England boss Gareth Southgate.
The teenager also attracted interest from German giants Bayern Munich during the Janauary transfer window, with a £35million offer said to have been on the table.