Hudson-Odoi who made his Chelsea first-team debut in January 2018 tested positive for the virus early March 2020, making him the first player in the English Premier League to contract the disease.
The test was run on him when he developed mild cold symptoms and he went into self-isolation. When the test came back positive, the rest of the team had to go into self-isolation until it was clear that none of them had contracted the virus from being in close contact with him.
Early in the week, reports had it that the 19-year-old Chelsea football star was responding to treatment and he would soon be discharged.
Earlier today, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told BBC sports that the player has fully recovered from the dreaded COVID-19.
He said: “I spoke to him throughout that first week when he first got the illness and it was a strange time.
“Thankfully he didn’t suffer too much and we are happy he’s come through this.”
Prior to the time, the COVID-19 became a pandemic, Chelsea were fourth in the Premier League table. The club maintained that position until 13 March 2020, when the league was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the duration of the season, Hudson-Odoi has remained one of the fast-rising super football stars in the disposal of Frank Lampard.
Road to today’s Hudson-Odoi
The England international joined Chelsea in 2007 and made his under-18 debut in August 2016. He went on to net eight times in twenty-five appearances in his debut campaign, assisting the under-18’s to their eight FA Youth Cup triumph.
Following this, Hudson-Odoi was promoted to the under-23 team at the age of sixteen and went on to score four times in three games during their EFL Trophy campaign, including a double in their 2–2 draw with League One team Plymouth Argyle.
On 20 December 2017, Hudson-Odoi first appeared in Chelsea‘s first-team matchday squad in their EFL Cup tie against Bournemouth, remaining as an unused substitute in the 2–1 victory.
On 28 January 2018, Hudson-Odoi made his first-team debut in the FA Cup match against Newcastle United. He came off the bench in the 81st minute, replacing Pedro in a 3–0 home victory. His Premier League debut came as a substitute on 31 January in a 3–0 home loss to Bournemouth.