Chelsea winger Pedro has suffered “multiple fractures” and concussion in club’s pre-season win against Arsenal in Beijing, as confirmed by the manager Antonio Conte. Pedro collided with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina and will fly home to recover from his injuries.
The 29-year-old was taken off in the first half of the 3-0 win in Beijing and Chelsea later announced that he stayed the night in hospital having sustained a concussion and facial injuries. Pedro posted a message saying “everything is OK” before travelling back to London. Also Check: Manchester United Beat Real Madrid on Penalties in Pre-Season Friendly
Conte has admitted that the Spaniard’s injuries are “more serious than I thought”. The Italian did add, however, that he expects the winger to return in 10 days’ time as Chelsea continue their pre-season preparations in Asia.
“The situation was more serious than I thought because I hoped it would only be concussion and instead he had multiple fractures,” the Blues boss explained.
“With a mask, and in around 10 days, he can come back to work with us.”
“No, absolutely not,” he added, when asked if Ospina was at fault. “I was a player and I know these type of accidents can happen. Ospina tried to take the ball.”
The remaining squad of Chelsea are now in Singapore where they will play two games – against Bayern Munich on Tuesday and Inter Milan on 29 July.