Pedro to spend spell on sidelines

Pedro to spend spell on sidelines

Published Jan. 13, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Barcelona forward Pedro will be out for up to 10 days after suffering a leg injury in Thursday night's Copa del Rey quarter-final victory at Osasuna.

The 24-year-old was forced to leave the field during the 2-1 win and tests have confirmed he had a muscle strain in his left leg.

Should he be out for 10 days as expected, the Spain international will miss the games against Real Betis and Malaga as well as the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid.

The European champions also announced more serious injury news with Andreu Fontas set to undergo surgery in Barcelona in the coming days after tests confirmed the player tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the game.