Pedro Injury: Updates on Chelsea Star's Nose and Return

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistMay 10, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21 :  Pedro of Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

Chelsea are set to be without the services of winger Pedro for Wednesday's match against Liverpool after he suffered a broken nose, per Goal's Nizaar Kinsella.   

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Injury Not Considered Serious

Tuesday, May 10

"Pedro is out, not injured," said Blues manager Guus Hiddink, per Kinsella. "He's not in training because he had a broken nose at home; I don't know how at home."

The Spain international has experienced mixed success since moving to Chelsea in the summer of 2015, struggling with the transition of moving to the Premier League after spending more than a decade at Barcelona.

Like many other members of the Chelsea squad, Pedro reacted well to the appointment of Hiddink on an interim basis in December 2015. His 7.02 average rating on WhoScored.com is tied for the fourth-highest on the squad.

The Blues only have two matches remaining in the season, so even if Pedro is forced to miss both fixtures, it won't have a significant impact on the club.

Far more important for Pedro will be his status for the Spain national team ahead of the 2016 European Championships. As long as he can return quickly—likely with the aid of a protective mask—he should feature in coach Vicente del Bosque's side this summer.

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