The 18-year-old has been putting in exciting performances for the English League One club this season, and nearly scored an absolute wonder goal in a recent match against Rochdale by running with the ball from just outside his own penalty area.
Stephy Mavididi almost scored an insane solo goal…?pic.twitter.com/7az6NdZhzY
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) February 19, 2017
Mavididi has already been capped by England at various youth team levels, but his progress was stopped in its tracks after he was stretchered off in Staurday’s match against Bury.
It turns out Mavididi requires surgery on his hamstring and it could mean he’s out for as long as 16 weeks – meaning he definitely won’t play again this season.
Speaking via the Evening Standard, Charlton manager Karl Robinson said:
“He has been in tears which is sickening because he’s been tremendous for us and we wish him all the best.
“He has been a credit to his family and to Arsenal FC and we’d love to have him back next year.”
Mavididi was the Arsenal Under-23 side’s top-scorer in the first half of this season before moving to Charlton on loan, and it seems the future looks bright for the teenager.
Fingers crossed he bounces back from his latest setback stronger than before!