Chelsea's Pedro suffered multiple fractures in collision - Antonio Conte
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said the injury suffered by Pedro during the preseason friendly victory over Arsenal is more serious than he thought.
Pedro, 29, was taken off in the first half of the 3-0 win in Beijing after a heavy collision with goalkeeper David Ospina, with the club later announcing that he had spent the night in hospital having sustained a concussion and facial injuries.
Conte, speaking at a news conference ahead of Chelsea's clash with German champions Bayern Munich in Singapore, said the Spain international had suffered multiple fractures.
But he added that Pedro, who returned home after sustaining the injury, is expected to be back in training with a mask in 10 days.
"The situation was more serious than I thought because I hoped it would only be concussion and instead he had multiple fractures," Conte said.
"With a mask, and in around 10 days, he can come back to work with us."
He stressed that he did not blame Ospina for the incident, adding: "No, absolutely not. I was a player and I know these type of accidents can happen. Ospina tried to take the ball."
Conte also said he planned to bring new signing Alvaro Morata on at some stage of the game against Bayern on Tuesday.