Barcelona reportedly fear Pedri may miss the Spanish Super Cup due the injury he picked up before Christmas.
The midfielder has been ruled out with a slight muscle injury, missing the games against Almeria and the friendly with Club America.
Mundo Deportivo are now reporting that the injury is “not as minor” as first feared and Barca fear he won’t play again until the end of January.
Barca return to action against Las Palmas at the start of January and then play Barbastro in the Copa del Rey before heading to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup.
It had initially been assumed that Pedri would be back in time for the Supercopa but that no longer seems to be the case.
Barca don’t want to risk losing Pedri again and think it’s essential he’s fit for February when there are even more crucial fixtures to play.
Xavi’s side face Alaves, Granada, Celta Vigo and Getafe in La Liga but also play the first leg of their Champions League clash 16 tie with Napoli.