Pedri's return slows down with medical team being cautious

The brakes are on for Barcelona and Koeman won't have the young Spaniard in the near future

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Toni Juanmartí

Patience and prudence with Pedri Gonzalez. The midfielder has been working in solitary since the relapse he suffered against Benfica on September 29. The club don’t want to rush him back. He had new tests on his quads on Monday and they show the issue is not over. 

He has been working without the ball for a few days but is not healing correctly. The medical services have recommended he rests a bit longer, without setting a clear comeback date.

It’s bad news for Ronald Koeman, who would have liked the youngster back at his command. He played a lot last season as well as featuring in the Euros and Olympics with Spain.

It’s hard to imagine Pedri will be back for the trip to Kyiv. Instead the Espanyol derby on November 21 is the next more likely comeback date, after the international break.

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