Here is how many matches Pedri will miss for FC Barcelona, his injury update, history and return date
Bad news for FC Barcelona as they have now one of the best players sidelined for a time which is enough to result in a bad way for the La Liga table toppers.
Due to injury, Sergio Busquets and Ousmane Dembele are already absent for Barcelona, and now Pedri.
The Catalans provided a brief update on his injuries in a statement, but they have not yet stated how long they anticipate their star player will be out.
Pedri latest injury update today, history and return date news for Barcelona
Pablo Torre will be hoping for more playing time over the next few weeks, while Sergi Roberto, who replaced Pedri against Manchester United, could earn a run in the lineup.
On Thursday night, Barcelona lost Pedri to injury against Manchester United, and preliminary information indicates that the 20-year-old could miss a month of action.
FC Barcelona’s Pedri has injured rectus femoris muscle in his right thigh (hamstring). Tests will be required to determine the full extent of the damage.”
Tests this morning have confirmed that Pedri has injured his right hamstring. The player will be unavailable for selection until he recovers. pic.twitter.com/Oy6zgVw1AN
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 17, 2023
The Spanish international was unable to have an influence during his 40 minutes of play as he hobbled off before halftime of Thursday’s dramatic 2-2 Europa League quarterfinal first leg stalemate against Manchester United.
How many matches will Pedri miss?
According to Mundo Deportivo, Pedri will be sidelined for the next three to four weeks, which will prevent him from playing in several important matches, including the return match at Old Trafford next week.
Along with missing the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal matchup against Real Madrid, Pedri will also miss the La Liga games against Cadiz, Almeria, Valencia, and Athletic.
Next Thursday’s meeting against Manchester United will see Barcelona without Pedri and Gavi due to the latter’s suspension after receiving a card in the first leg. Sergio Busquets, though, is anticipated to play Sunday against Cadiz.
When will Pedri return to action?
No specific time has been given for when Pedri would be available again, but SPORT and COPE estimate that the number “8” will be sidelined for at least three weeks and possibly up to four.
Pedro injury history
|22/23||Muscle Injury||28 days||6|
|21/22||Hamstring Injury||63 days||9|
|21/22||Corona virus||7 days||2|
|21/22||Hamstring Injury||102 days||19|
|21/22||Hamstring Injury||11 days||3|