Leicester City will likely be with out James Maddison for Sunday’s Premier League clash in opposition to Arsenal.
Foxes supervisor Brendan Rodgers confirmed the large injury blow throughout his pre-match press convention on Friday afternoon as he should now as soon as once more devise a plan with out the playmaker.
Furthermore, Leicester have 5 different first-team gamers unavailable for the massive recreation with Arsenal on the King Power Stadium as they give the impression of being to bounce again from Thursday’s shock defeat in opposition to Slavia Prague which ended their participation on this season’s Europa League.
This checklist contains Wesley Fofana, Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, and Wes Morgan, whereas James Justin won’t play once more this season as a result of of an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
“We’ve bought the identical squad obtainable, so the likes of James Maddison, Ayo Perez are nonetheless not obtainable,” Rodgers informed the membership’s official web site on Friday afternoon. “They proceed to be out, so it’s the identical squad.
“We’re seeing how he [Perez] is over the following few days. He’s clearly had that pressure and there’s no actual timeline on it with Ayo.
“We’re simply ready to see how he feels and the way he reacts. We’re hoping at some interval subsequent week he can get on the market and be part of the squad.”
“He [Fofana] had a hamstring pressure. He’s recovering very well. He’s been out on the sector over these final couple of days and may rejoin the coaching group subsequent week, which is nice information for us.”
But the largest information is the absence of Maddison who aggravated a hip injury in final weekend’s win over Aston Villa that precipitated him to overlook the 2-0 loss in opposition to Slavia Prague.
The 24-year-old’s absence is actually a serious blow for the Foxes as he had been in nice type previous to the setback.
With 5 targets in his final 9 Premier League appearances, Maddison would have posed a giant menace to Mikel Arteta facet’s probabilities of leaving the King Power with all three factors and Rodgers admits he is not sure as to when the midfielder will return.
“It’s clearly a really irritating time,” Rodgers added. “He was in nice type. He’s an actual catalyst for our workforce together with his consistency.
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“Having been out within the early half of the season, his consistency has developed and he is been completely good, so it’s a really, very irritating time for him.
“The injury he has isn’t time pushed. He had an operation on the finish of final season. He’s bought a bit of problem together with his tendon simply above that.
“We’re hoping he’ll be again sooner relatively than later, however we will’t put a timeline on it because it’s nearly how he feels and the way he can get better over the following few weeks.”