In January 2017, Stephy Mavididi went on loan to Charlton Athletic, and after impressing initially, had his season ended with a hamstring injury.
It was so bad that it required surgery to fix it, and it was a real blow to the development of the highly rated young striker.
Back in August he joined Preston North End on loan, it didn’t go as well as planned, and last month that deal was cut short so he could join Charlton for a second spell.
Again he impressed early on, scoring the winner on his first appearance as the Addicks beat Oldham 1-0, and two weeks later made a 3-1 win over Walsall safe with an 89th minute strike.
Sadly though, lightning appears to have struck twice, as he’ll now miss a prolonged period with another hamstring strain.
In a statement on their website, Charlton said:
The injury is the same side as the one he had last season, however, it is in a different place and not a repeat of the same injury. He has seen a specialist this week and the rehabilitation will be slightly more prolonged due to his previous injury and at this stage the tentative timescale has been set at around eight weeks.
Our medical team are currently in close liaison with the medical team at Arsenal regarding his treatment and rehabilitation.
What a blow for him, fingers crossed he can recover quickly enough to play some part in what remains of the season.