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Pedro will not make final Chelsea appearance after undergoing surgery

Pedro has played his last game for Chelsea after undergoing successful surgery on shoulder he injured during FA Cup final… as he gets set for free transfer to Roma after five years in London

  • Chelsea’s Pedro has undergone surgery on his shoulder after FA Cup final injury
  • He landed awkwardly on his right shoulder when appearing as a substitute 
  • The 33-year-old, who is moving to Roma, will now never play for Chelsea again
  • He will miss their Champions League last-16 second leg clash at Bayern Munich

Pedro has undergone surgery on his shoulder and will not play for Chelsea again.

Before making his long-mooted move to Roma, the Spain winger confirmed on social media that his operation had been successful.

The 33-year-old landed awkwardly on his right shoulder after tangling with Sokratis and Emiliano Martinez late on in the Blues’ 2-1 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal at the weekend.

Pedro has undergone surgery on his shoulder after landed awkwardly in the FA Cup final

He was hurt in the final moments of the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal as Chelsea chased an equaliser

Pedro is now out of action after appearing as a substitute in the Blues’ 2-1 FA Cup final defeat

Pedro will now 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 having joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2015.

The reliable forward helped the Blues claim the 2017 Premier League title, the 2018 FA Cup and the 2019 Europa League.

 Frank Lampard says Pedro was serenaded by team-mates in the changing room after the game

Pedro, who is joining Roma, will now miss out on the Champions League last-16 second leg

New boss Frank Lampard is ushering in a new Stamford Bridge era, though, and Pedro is among those moving on.

The Chelsea manager took the time to pay tribute to Pedro following the Blues’ final Premier League game of the season, a 2-0 win over Wolves that sealed Champions League qualification.

‘The lads have just pretty much serenaded Pedro in the changing room and rightly so because of the career he has had generally, and for this club,’ said Lampard, after the Wolves victory.

‘It was his last Premier League game, but the impact he has had here is huge.

‘I want to say a big thanks to Peds and wish him well as he goes forward.

‘He is here for the remainder of games, but a big player of the club leaves and the spirit of the club I saw afterwards was pretty special.’

The Blues winger won the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup whilst at Chelsea




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