Leicester City dealt MAJOR harm blow forward of recent season kick-off as Ricardo Pereira is dominated out for SIX MONTHS with a ruptured Achilles…Foxes may also be with out Harvey Barnes for a ‘few weeks’
- Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira will likely be out for six months with a ruptured Achilles
- Brendon Rodgers additionally confirms Harvey Barnes will miss begin of the season
- Danny Ward is match to make squad however Ryan Bertrand nonetheless few weeks behind
- The Foxes are the one Premier League membership but to make a summer season signing
Leicester City have been rocked on the eve of the brand new Premier League season with the information that Ricardo Pereira is about to be out for six months with a ruptured Achilles.
The defender was withdrawn from the 1-0 pre-season pleasant over Sevilla on the King Power Stadium on Sunday and has undergone an operation on his Achilles this week.
Speaking at his first Premier League pre-match press convention of the season, Foxes supervisor Brendan Rodgers confirmed the Portuguese’s’ harm and said what a giant miss he’ll be for the aspect.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that each Ricardo Pereira and Harvey Barnes are out injured
Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira has ruptured his Achilles and will likely be out for six months
‘Sadly, Ricardo Pereira will likely be out as much as six months.’ The Leicester boss stated.
‘He ruptured his Achilles, which is simply such a disgrace as a result of numerous our recreation concept over the summer season was based mostly round full-backs and him specifically. He was wanting so good. It’s a large blow to him. He had his operation final night time and he’ll get well now, get sturdy once more and are available again higher I’m positive.
‘He’ll be a giant miss for us however we’ve to push on.’
It’s the second main harm the 28-year-old has suffered throughout his time at Leicester, after an anterior cruciate ligament harm in 2020 that noticed him dominated out for 5 months.
It’s a giant blow for Leicester, who stay the one Premier League membership to haven’t made a signing in the summertime switch market, however might now be pressured to discover a alternative for the defender.
Pereira injured his Achilles throughout Leicester’s 1-0 pleasant win over Seville on Sunday
There was higher information on the harm entrance on Harvey Barnes. Barnes was additionally faraway from the win over Seville, however Rodgers says he expects the England winger to be again in a ‘few weeks’.
‘He got here off [in the game]. We did not suppose it was too unhealthy on the time, however he could also be out for a number of weeks but together with his knee. Apart from that, the squad is okay. Hopefully Harvey will not be too lengthy.
‘He’ll come again and choose up the place he left off as a result of he is had a very good pre-season.’
Harvey Barnes can also be lacking however is predicted to solely be out of motion for a ‘few weeks’
Elsewhere goalkeeper Danny Ward has skilled this week as he appears to step into the sneakers of the departed Kasper Schmeichel, however Ryan Bertrand continues to be not prepared to affix the match day squad.
‘He hasn’t featured in any respect [in pre-season], Ryan,’ stated Rodgers. ‘He’s nonetheless quite a lot of weeks away from being match. He hasn’t been included.’
Leicester kick-off their Premier League marketing campaign at house to Brentford on Sunday.