Chelsea winger Pedro returned to training in England this week less than a fortnight after being hospitalised in Beijing.
The 30-year-old wore a mask to protect his face, after suffering multiple fractures in a collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over the Gunners on tour.
Pedro spent time in a Chinese hospital as a result of Ospina accidentally landing a punch on his face.
He suffered multiple fractures when David Ospina accidentally punched him last month
But the Spaniard appeared to be recovering well as he was put through his paces at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre in Surrey.
Pedro was joined in training by summer signing Antonio Rudiger, fresh from making his Blues debut in a 2-1 loss to Inter Milan in Singapore.
Chelsea only recently returned from their tour of Asia, which started brightly with a 3-0 win over Arsenal, before ending in disappointment courtesy of defeats at the hands of Bayern Munich and then Inter.
Antonio Conte’s men are now preparing for another meeting with Arsenal, who will provide the opposition at Wembley on Sunday in the Community Shield.
Willian and Michy Batshuayi were on the scoresheet when Chelsea took the Gunners apart last month.
And both players were pictured in training photos shared by Chelsea’s official Instagram account on Wednesday.Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, midfielder N’Golo Kante and young winger Charly Musonda – sporting a new hairstyle – were also snapped.