Leicester’s Youri Tielemans set for six weeks out after ankle ligament injury

Leicester’s Youri Tielemans set for six weeks out after ankle ligament injury

Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans is set for six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury, supervisor Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

Tielemans sustained damage his left ankle after touchdown awkwardly throughout Saturday’s 1-0 dwelling defeat by Arsenal and Rodgers had admitted that prognosis “didn’t look good”.

Scans have now confirmed ligament harm.

Talking after Tuesday’s FA Cup exit to Championship facet Blackburn, Rodgers mentioned: “Youri will probably be out for six weeks.

“It can really feel like six months whenever you lose a participant of his high quality. Sadly he’s finished the ligaments in his ankle and so actually he gained’t be again earlier than the worldwide break.”

Tielemans is set to overlook Premier League video games in opposition to Southampton, Chelsea and Brentford, with Crystal Palace their first opponents after the break on April 1.

However Rodgers delivered extra constructive information on James Maddison, who missed the Arsenal sport by way of sickness.

“He ought to needs to be advantageous,” the Leicester boss mentioned, looking forward to Saturday’s journey to St Mary’s.

“I believe it was the case of with him, as a result of he’s just about finished no coaching for a few weeks, that the concept was to get a couple of good days coaching into him on Monday, Tuesday, after which he’ll prepare the rest of the week and he’ll be advantageous, prepared for the weekend, fingers crossed.”

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