In yesterday’s “friendly” against Arsenal in Beijing, Pedro was on the receiving end of what was less of a foul and more of an assault by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina and was subsequently forced off after sustaining what appeared to be a concussion.
Pedro was taken to hospital for tests and overnight observations, but Antonio Conte reassured that all was okay and that the Chelsea winger would rejoin the tour immediately afterwards. Pedro himself took to social media to deliver a similar message, saying that “everything is ok”.
Vaya susto! Afortunadamente estoy bien. Gracias por vuestros mensajes / What a shock! Fortunately everything is ok. Thnks 4 your messages pic.twitter.com/8EWFm4YqcJ— Pedro Rodríguez (@_Pedro17_) July 22, 2017
Unfortunately, it looks like everything might not be completely okay, as the decision has now been made to send Pedro back home to London for “further review” of the concussion as well as what’s being called “facial injuries”.
Instead of re-joining the rest of the squad who had flown to Singapore after Saturday’s match, Pedro is now out for the rest of the pre-season Tour of Asia.
.@_Pedro17_ is heading home... #CFCTour https://t.co/nCbQ7FS0mp— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 23, 2017
Chelsea are set to face Bayern Munich and Inter Milan on Tuesday and Saturday, respectively, but we will have to do so without Pedro. Hopefully, that’s all the damage that he’s sustained.
Been told Pedro has returned to London due to concussion suffered against #afc and won't return for Singapore leg of #cfc tour.more shortly— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) July 23, 2017
Get well soon, Pedro!