Chelsea have released a statement saying Callum Hudson-Odoi is feeling “back to his usual self” and has resumed training after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Hudson-Odoi, 19, was the first Premier League player to be diagnosed with the respiratory illness, COVID-19, which saw him and the rest of the Chelsea first-team squad put into self-isolation.
The teenager posted a video on Twitter shortly after news broke that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, reassuring his followers at the time that he was “feeling fine” despite the diagnosis:
Chelsea published a statement via the club’s official website, which read:
“We are pleased to report Callum Hudson-Odoi is now feeling fine and back to his usual self following the period of self-isolation required after the player tested positive for COVID-19.
“In addition to feeling good, the young winger is hard at work training at home to build and maintain his fitness, as are the rest of the Chelsea squad.”
Blues staff no longer in self-isolation are now able to return to the club’s Cobham training ground after the facility underwent a deep clean in wake of Hudson-Odoi’s diagnosis.
The speedster’s start to the 2019-20 campaign was delayed after he returned from the ruptured achilles tendon suffered last season. He went on to become a frequent fixture in Frank Lampard’s starting XI before a hamstring injury halted his progress in early February.
The Premier League season is suspended until at least April 30 as things stand due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s no certainty England’s top flight will resume at that point.