Leicester City suffer Kelechi Iheanacho injury blow

Leicester City suffer Kelechi Iheanacho injury blow

  • In unfortunate news for Leicester City, Kelechi Iheanacho will be out of action for an unspecified number of weeks after sustaining an adductor muscle injury.

The Super Eagles forward played a pivotal role in Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Tuesday, but left the field injured shortly after.

Iheanacho, who has directly contributed to twelve goals in 33 games across all competitions this season, will not be available for the upcoming games against Everton and Fulham, and is doubtful to take to the pitch against Liverpool, Newcastle United, and West Ham United.

Leicester City manager, Dean Smith has expressed his disappointment at Iheanacho's injury but also highlighted the opportunity it presents for other players to step up.

"He’s got a tear in his adductor muscle. It puts him out for a number of weeks. It’s significant enough," said Smith in a statement on Leicester's official website.

"It’s not going to rule him out until the end of the season, there’s five games to go. But it’s going to be tough to get him back. Hopefully we can.

"He’s disappointed obviously. He’d just scored two goals in two games and was putting in a good performance. It’s unfortunate for him. It’s a blow.

"He came on against Man City and did ever so well. He scored a goal, hit the post and had another chance as well. I thought he played well in the Wolves game, scoring and creating opportunities for Vards. His all-around displays have been really good. It will be a loss but like always it gives opportunities for others now."

Leicester City are 18th on the Premier League table, one point below Taiwo Awoniyi's Nottingham Forest in the safety of 17th place.

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