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Wesley Fofana: Leicester defender taken off with serious leg injury

Thu 05 August 2021 | 1:57

Leicester City was stretchered off the pitch after suffering a serious injury following a horror tackle in their 3-2 pre-season win over Villarreal.

The defender has been taken to a local hospital after being chopped down by a horrible scissor challenge from

Nino

.

The 20-year-old went to the ground after a bad tackle from behind by

Villarreal

striker

Nino

on the hour mark when

Leicester

were ahead with three goals at King Power Stadium.

The center-back received a lengthy period of treatment on the pitch from paramedics before being taken off on a stretcher.

He may have broken his leg, although the full extent of the injury will be assessed on Thursday after scans are completed.

The France Under-21 international, who joined Leicester from

Saint-Etienne

last season, has established himself as a key figure for

Brendan Rodgers

’ side.

Although Leicester won the match 3-2 with goals from

Caglar Soyuncu

,

Harvey Barnes

, and

Ayoze Perez

, the result was overshadowed by Fofana’s injury.

The FA Cup winners will play Premier League champions

Manchester City

in the Community Shield on Saturday, before they open their Premier League campaign against

Wolverhampton Wanderers

on August 14.


source: SportMob

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