English Premiership

Lampard waiting on Pedro to return from injury

2019-08-27 14:47
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Pedro (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed winger Pedro is unlikely to feature against Sheffield United on Saturday after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Pedro remains a doubt for the Sheffield game this weekend, but he is hopeful the Spaniard will return to the matchday squad soon.

Pedro is set for a two-week break from competitive action as he will not be involved in the European Championship qualifiers for Spain.

"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," Lampard told the official club 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."

The Chelsea boss also hinted that they wouldn't be rushing star midfielder N'Golo Kante back from injury.

"It's a difficult one with N'Golo because he's had four years of constant playing.

"We knew he had that injury from the Europa League final last season, which affected his pre-season, and then he picked up an ankle injury last week.

"He's trying and we are trying to get him through it, but the game yesterday just came too quickly, and he was in too much pain.

"But again, he is one to assess and we want him back in the team because he's an important player. I think the international break will be great for him, to try and recover him."

 

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