CHARLY MUSONDA has revealed that he was given a 20 percent chance to return to professional football last year following a knee injury. The former starlet was playing with Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch league from Chelsea when disaster struck in an injury match. A severe injury to his knee ligaments had doctors speculating if he would play again.
The Belgian youngster was a failed loanee at Celtic back in 2018 after arriving with a degree of hype. Brendan Rodgers sealed the signature of the highly rated youngster on an 18-month loan but made just 8 appearances in what was a poor signing.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, Musonda has discussed his road to recovery, even if doctors doubt that he will reach the potential that he has.
“Seven months ago I underwent surgery on my knee ligaments.
“The medical people gave me barely a 20 per cent chance to ever play professional football again.
“After not being in top shape for almost four years, I am continuing my path to recovery and redemption.
“I hope to be back training in about four months.
“My view is to never give up on your dreams, no matter how difficult they can be and to stay motivated.”
Musonda admits to ‘not being in top shape’ for four years, which includes his spell at Celtic. Anyone that watched him would confirm that whilst he appeared talented, he seemed lightweight and as if his attitude was lacking.
Rodgers clearly didn’t fancy him and apart from a cameo versus Hearts and an assist versus Zenit, he failed to really showcase why he should be a regular in the first team. Despite arriving and playing to the fans by taking the ’67’ number, Musonda was a transfer that evoked much excitement but in reality left most fans very underwhelmed.
Hopefully he can get his career back on track from this injury and showcase his talents to the world.