Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda is confident he is ‘on the right track’ to recovery from FOUR YEARS injury … despite being told he had a ’20 percent’ chance of recovering from rear damage crotch strap
- The Zambian did not play football matches for four years
- He trained at Transform Altitude Center in Dubai to save his career
- But the 24-year-old has underlined that he could still have a 10-year career in football
Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda has spoken openly about his four-year injury hell, but has insisted he is ready for an ‘incredible comeback’ after suffering chronic knee injuries.
The 24-year-old Zambian has played at Chelsea since 2012 when he was only 15 years old and was rated as one of the world’s best young players at the age of 16.
He suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury that he loaned to Vitesse Arnhem in 2016 and has barely played since, training at the Transform Altitude center in Dubai to revive his ailing career at the highest level.
Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda (pictured) has started his four-year injury battle
But the Zambian, 24, has stated that he is ‘back on track’ in his recovery process
In an interview with the BBCMusonda – currently in injury rehabilitation – compared his journey to preparing for a boxing match.
He said, ‘It’s very difficult to have three years without being able to do what you really love. I’d be lying if I said it was easy, but I’ve always known some struggles are worth going through.
‘I feel like a fighter who is now preparing for a boxing match. It would be an incredible comeback – an incredible story. Every day is part of the journey, every day one step closer to coming back. I am on the right track.
The 23-year-old has revealed that doctors told him the chances of playing again were slim
Musonda had to watch from the sidelines as other Blues academy players broke into the squad
‘I really believe that if I put a run together and come back, I can play for at least 10 years. I’m still 24 – when I get back to the prime of my career, I can run together – that’s my goal. ‘
Musonda was told the odds of returning to football were around 20 percent, and the odds of returning to the top level and playing for Chelsea were ‘slim to zero’.
The injury also meant he had to watch from the sidelines as other Blues Academy prospects such as Mason Mount, Reece James and Tammy Abraham entered the first team.
He concluded, ‘I know how hard it is so I’m really proud of them. When you see people you grew up with doing so well, you can only be happy. Hopefully one day I can train and play with them again. ‘