It was a sickening challenge that left both sets of fans looking on with concern.
However, Blues manager Antonio Conte has revealed that Spanish winger Pedro will be back in training in ten days after his collision with David Ospina during Chelsea’s victory against Arsenal at the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Saturday.
Immediately after sustaining the injury, Pedro was taken to hospital for scans and it was later reported by the Daily Mail that the Spaniard would play no further part in Chelsea’s tour of Asia.
In a press conference held in Singapore today, Conte revealed that the winger’s injury were more serious than first suspected as he went on to inform the press that Pedro had suffered multiple facial fractures.
However, the good news is that Pedro is set to return to training in ten days, but will have to wear a protective mask while he continues to recover from his injuries.
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
With Pedro and Hazard sidelined, the Chelsea manager has just one first team regular – Willian – to field in attack against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
As a result, this gives young attacking midfielder Jeremie Boga an opportunity to partner Willian in attack and prove his worth to the Chelsea manger.