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Pedro bids early farewell to Chelsea after surgery

Chelsea’s Pedro celebrates scoring their second goal during the match against Everton at the Stamford Bridge in London March 8, 2020. — Reuters pic
Chelsea’s Pedro celebrates scoring their second goal during the match against Everton at the Stamford Bridge in London March 8, 2020. — Reuters pic

LONDON, Aug 4 — 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. — AFP

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