English Premiership

Pedro bids early farewell to Chelsea after surgery

Pedro (Getty Images)
Pedro (Getty Images)

Chelsea forward Pedro has undergone surgery on his shoulder ahead of an expected transfer to Roma, meaning he will not play for the Premier League club again.

The 33-year-old Spain international confirmed on social media his operation had been successful.

He landed awkwardly on his right shoulder when appearing as a substitute in Chelsea's 2-1 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal at the weekend.

Pedro will miss Chelsea's Champions League last-16 second-leg clash at Bayern Munich on Saturday before he leaves Stamford Bridge.

"The surgery went well, I will be back soon," Pedro posted on Instagram. "It was a pity not to win the FA Cup. Thank you for all your support."

Chelsea tweeted: "We're all wishing you a speedy recovery, @_Pedro17_!" in response to his update.

Pedro has spent five years at Chelsea after arriving from Barcelona in 2015, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Fri 27 Nov 20 22:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Newcastle United
Selhurst Park
Sat 28 Nov 20 14:30 PM (SAST)
Brighton & Hove Albion
Liverpool
The American Express Community Stadium
Sat 28 Nov 20 17:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Burnley
Etihad Stadium
Results
Mon 23 Nov 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Southampton 1
Mon 23 Nov 20
Burnley 1
Crystal Palace 0
Sun 22 Nov 20
Liverpool 3
Leicester City 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Tottenham Hotspur
9
6
20
2. Liverpool
9
6
20
3. Chelsea
9
5
18
4. Leicester City
9
6
18