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Leicester City’s Praet sidelined after an injury blow

Thu 14 January 2021 | 18:44

The 26-year-old is expected to spend a few months away from the pitch following his injury in their recent FA Cup win.

Leicester City

midfielder,

Dennis Praet

, is expected to spend three months on the sidelines after suffering from an injury during their FA Cup clash with

Stoke

. The player will miss several Premier League, Europa League, and FA Cup encounters if his recovery process extends till April.

“Dennis will be (out for) up to three months, we think, which is a huge blow for us,”

said Leicester manager,

Brendan Rodgers

.

“It was an awkward one for him at the time, the ball just popped up and he over-stretched. It was not quite his hamstring but a tendon in the hamstring. Obviously we need to ensure his recuperation is the best it can possibly be.”

“He is going to be out for a while, which is not so good for us.”

Now that Praet is out of the field, Rodgers may change his mind about allowing

Hamza Choudhury

to leave for another club in fear of threatening their midfield-line.

“It is certainly something we have to look at,”

said Rodgers.

“We are certainly not in a rush to move Hamza out but we respect that we have some players who are a bit further away from playing and may want to get some game time.”

“I understand that and I want to support and help that, but I also have to look after the squad and make sure I have the right bodies here to do the job and finish what will be a busy second part of the season for us.”

“There have been enquiries for Hamza but, as I say, we are not in any big rush at the moment until we see where the squad is going to be at.”

Rodgers added on the availability of

Jamie Vardy

and

James Maddison

for their

Southampton

clash, saying:

 “Both of those players will be available. It was not so much a rest at Stoke, they actually couldn’t play – or if they did play then there was going to be huge risk for them.”

“They have had ongoing issues over the course of the season, unfortunately, and that was a game where we saw a window to get some medical work done with them knowing we had other players who could come in an play.”

“But that has worked well for us as they have rejoined the group this week and will be available for the weekend.”

The Leicester coah also confirmed the

“step by step”

recovery progress of

Ricardo Pereira

and

Cengiz

as

Caglar Soyuncu

has also returned to the team’s trainings.


source: SportMob