Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has been arrested on suspicion of raping an unwell woman, following an alleged incident at his west London apartment.
The 19-year-old Chelsea forward was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the Metropolitan Police confirming they and the London Ambulance Service had been called to ‘a report of an unwell woman’.
The statement added: “When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital.
“A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June. Enquiries continue.”
Sunday’s alleged incident comes just weeks after Hudson-Odoi battled the coronavirus, which he was diagnosed with on March 12, making him the first Premier League player to be diagnosed with the illness.
That also came shortly after news broke that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta had contracted the virus, sending the Premier League towards its ongoing suspension.
The Chelsea star is itching to get playing again after fighting off coronavirus and is already targeting a place in the England squad for the postponed Euro 2020 Championships.
The Chelsea winger received a positive diagnosis of coronavirus in March, becoming the first Premier League player to contract the virus. Reports Sky Sports.
After suffering only mild symptoms, Hudson-Odoi was quick to reassure fans he was on the mend and says after three weeks of resting at home, following football’s widespread shutdown, he is back to full fitness.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Hudson-Odoi said: “I am feeling perfect. I had the virus which has cleared now. I fully feel good, I feel fit, so I am feeling back to myself so it is all good.”I had it [coronavirus] three weeks ago now I think, on a Monday when I felt a bit hot. The next day I was feeling back to normal. I thought it was just a minor temperature thing, but obviously it wasn’t.
“Everyone has been asking me how I have been which has been class from them.
“It has been very warming and a good feeling to know you have got your team-mates behind you, backing you and making sure you are feeling well and encouraging you”, the Chelsea star said.