Chelsea winger Pedro is set to miss the Blues’ upcoming home fixture against Sheffield United, Evening Standard reports.
The Spaniard picked up an injury during the warm-up before the game at Norwich. The source claims that as he was leaving Carrow Road, Pedro described the situation as a disaster.
Frank Lampard was forced to make unplanned changes to the team’s starting line-up, with Ross Barkley entering the pitch from the first minute and Mason Mount occupying Pedro’s left-wing position.
According to the newspaper, the 32-year-old is all but certain to be ruled out of the Sheffield United encounter after the medical tests assessed his hamstring knock.
Earlier, Frank Lampard sounded pessimistic about the forward’s chances to feature at Stamford Bridge on Saturday:
“Pedro picked up a hamstring injury and we will assess the severity of it over the next couple of days, but I think it will be tough for him to be back for next week at first glance,” he said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“We obviously then have the international break, so that might help, but we will be trying to get him back as quickly as possible because he’s an important player.”
Without Pedro, Chelsea’s XI vs Norwich was the youngest since February 1994, with an average age of 24 years 208 days.