FC Barcelona has been hit with another blow. Today, it was announced on Thursday that Pedri has sustained an injury to his right quadriceps. This is a recurrent setback for the young talent, having previously suffered the same injury earlier this year. The club’s medical team expects Pedri to be out of action for at least a month and a half. Thus casting a shadow over his participation in the upcoming matches. Moreover, he might even miss the start of the Champions League group stage.
Pedri’s unfortunate injury history continues to haunt him. The midfielder showcased immense promise since his debut with the team. However, he faced recurrent muscular injuries, hampering his consistency and progress as a key asset for FC Barcelona. This latest setback marks another chapter in his battle against physical setbacks.
Pedri’s absence and the earlier known injury to Ronald Araujo present a substantial challenge for Coach Xavi Hernández. Both players have been pivotal components of the team’s strategy, and their absence will be felt during the upcoming matches. The team’s performance and strategy might need adjustments to accommodate these unexpected gaps.
Crucial Matches at Stake:
Pedri’s injury couldn’t have come at a more critical juncture. As FC Barcelona gears up for the start of the season and the Champions League group stage, his absence in the initial matches could pose challenges for the team’s performance. Particularly, the absence of both Pedri and Araujo in the initial stages of the Champions League could impact the team’s start in the competition.
The primary goal is to have Pedri back in full form for the crucial Clásico match against Real Madrid on October 29th. This timeline gives him roughly two weeks of preparation if there are no complications in his recovery. However, the medical team and Coach Xavi will undoubtedly exercise caution to ensure that the player’s health takes precedence over any immediate sporting needs.
The absence of Pedri will undoubtedly be felt in several upcoming matches, including the clashes against Villarreal, Osasuna, Betis, Celta, Sevilla, Mallorca, and Granada. His potential return against Athletic on October 21st would serve as a prelude to the high-stakes Clásico. The countdown is on, with the club and fans alike eagerly awaiting Pedri’s return to action.