Barcelona’s undefeated start to the 2023-24 La Liga campaign has been an encouraging surprise for fans, especially considering they’ve had to cope without several key players. One such absence has been Pedri Gonzalez. The young sensation was sidelined early in the season due to injury.
The Pedri Injury
Pedri’s setback occurred on August 24th during a training session when he sustained an injury to the anterior rectus muscle of his right thigh. At the time of injury, it was estimated that Pedri would be out of action for two months. With a projected return date scheduled after the international break this month.
Now, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Pedri’s recovery is progressing well. The talented midfielder has entered the final stages of his rehabilitation and is on course to make a return in time for Barcelona’s match against Athletic Club on October 22.
Barcelona recently released images of Pedri training with the ball, providing hope to fans and the coaching staff alike. Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona’s manager, has been particularly positive about Pedri’s recovery, stating:
“Pedri has a very good feeling, we’ll see what day we can get him back. It depends on how he feels. He’s doing very well.”
However, despite his progress and participation in ball-based training, Pedri will not be rushed back into action. Barcelona is fully aware of the youngster’s injury history and will prioritize his long-term fitness over any short-term gains. His return will be carefully managed. The final decision regarding his comeback will be made after evaluating his condition after the international break.
Barcelona fans will undoubtedly be eager to see Pedri back on the pitch. Bringing back his unique skills and creativity to the team’s midfield. While they must exercise patience a little longer, the signs are promising for a successful return for one of the club’s brightest talents. Follow Knuckleball for more football insights and you can follow Lewandowski’s potential January move here