CHARLY MUSONDA JR has been told he has just a 20 per cent chance of ever playing football again following his horror knee injury, according to reports.
The Chelsea star, 23, has endured a hellish four years after suffering a nasty cruciate ligament tear.
Now, Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has claimed doctors have given Musonda just a 20 per cent chance of ever playing again.
The winger first injured his knee in the 2016-17 season, while on loan at Real Betis.
He then injured it further while at Vitesse Arnhem in September 2018.
Musonda then underwent surgery in August 2019 – and has now missed over 400 days of action.
But Musonda – who joined the Blues in 2012 – has shared a defiant, inspirational message on Instagram, vowing to ‘climb the impossible mountain’ and return to football.
Musonda revealed: “It’s been fours years since I played back to back professional games, three years since I last played for my club…
“Two of those last four years, I’ve been injured with the post cruciate ligament of my knee.
“Nothing but heartbreak and heartache.
“Doctors told me going through surgery after being out for so long would be the end.
“‘An impossible mountain to climb’, were the exact words.”
Musonda continued by saying he will keep dreaming of making the ‘impossible comeback’ – also uploading a video of himself working hard in the gym.
He added: “I miss football so much, to say the least, and I’m doing everything I can to play once again.
“To all the kids out there who have a dream and are injured or are going through monumental setbacks, never give up!
“I’ll keep climbing the insurmountable mountain everyday to run with the football once again, because there’s no better feeling than taking someone on and feeling alive.
“Until that day comes I’ll keep training and believing in the impossible comeback.
“The greatest comebacks always seem like there is no way back, and that’s when we’ve got to dig deep and live to tell the story and not die in it.
“#ThisIsMyStory and how I keep training and staying ready, despite the odds, that one day I’ll be back.”
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