Chelsea have confirmed that Pedro suffered “multiple fractures” after being turned inside-out by Arsenal ‘keeper David Ospina during a friendly encounter between the two sides in Beijing on Saturday.
Pedro was flattened when Ospina came charging out to punch a ball clear only to inadvertently poleaxe the Spanish forward in the process…
This is a red card all day. Absolute shame Ospina would do this in a friendly. pic.twitter.com/jYEbGGpXSf
— The Chelsea Source (@CheIseaSource) July 23, 2017
Pedro then spent the night in hospital in Beijing where he was treated for concussion before being ferried back to London to recuperate while his teammates finish off their International Champions Cup commitments in China.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday morning, Blues boss Antonio Conte confirmed that Pedro’s injuries are worse that first thought…
Conte says Pedro’s injury was more serious than he thought, he has multiple fractures but with a mask he should train in 10 days. #CFCTour
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 24, 2017
Another one. Chelsea seem to be single-handedly keeping the carbon fibre face mask industry afloat.