Barcelona, who have been leading the domestic competitions, have been facing injury concerns since the beginning of this year. Key players like Ousmane Dembele and Robert Lewandowski have suffered injuries that have kept them out of action. However, the most significant setback for Barça has been the injury of Pedri, who has been out injured since earlier this year.
Pedri injury update
Initially, Pedri was expected to recover from his injury during the international break. Unfortunately, his name was withdrawn from the Spain squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers. According to a recent report from Catalunya Radio, Barcelona may face another setback. Pedri is expected to be absent for another three to four weeks due to a relapse in his thigh injury.
This means that the young midfielder will miss Barcelona’s upcoming second-leg Copa Del Rey outing against Real Madrid. Contrary to what the club was expecting earlier. The club doctors are taking precautions to avoid any further risks. They have not specified a particular time frame for Pedri’s return to the team. However, it is estimated that he could make a comeback in the April 23 match against Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona is keen on having Pedri back to full fitness for the last month and a half of the season, which is when the team may get a chance to participate in the Copa Del Rey final. The club understands the importance of having their key players fit and ready for the final stretch of the season. As a result, they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure Pedri’s recovery is as smooth as possible.
Overall, it is clear that Barcelona will have to continue to manage their injury concerns with utmost care, especially with such crucial fixtures coming up. While it is unfortunate to see Pedri out for an extended period, the team will have to make do with the players available and hope for a quick recovery for their star midfielder.