Ricardo Pereira will miss the remainder of the season as Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester City boss has confirmed that he has sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Including at Euro 2020, following a challenge with relegation battling Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, the Portuguese international now faces the possibility of not featuring again in 2019-20, the full-back has been one of the stars of the season for the Leicester City.
Former Liverpool player and the current day Foxes manager, Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday:
‘We’ve got Ricardo Pereira who will be out for the rest of the season,’
The manager also said that the player has not had any operation. He also insisted that the English international is with the medical team and it all depends on them about the player’s recovery.
‘He had a challenge and has hurt his ACL. He’s not had an operation. He’s just with the medical team.
‘It’s a blow for us. It’s an opportunity for someone else. It’s a shame.
Brendan Rodgers also said that the player will be out for a minimum period of four months to six months.
‘You’ve just got to see how the player reacts. You’re looking between four to six months. That will be the time we are expecting.’
Another 22-year old England international and the Foxes mainstay in the midfield, James Maddison, the creative playmaker is also out for two weeks with a calf problem, according to the reveals.
"He will be out for the rest of the season, which is a huge blow for us because he’s a fantastic player."
— Leicester City (@LCFC) March 12, 2020
Brendan Rodgers added:
‘James Maddison will be out for a few weeks until after the international break,’
The manager said that the team is ridden with injuries and the important players of the side will not be taking part in the weekend’s clash. He said that the main players will not be featuring the in the starting XI for the side.
‘We have one or two other little niggles but they are the main ones that won’t feature this weekend.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Ricardo Periera has made the right-back role his own this season. For Leicester City across all the competitions, the player has scored four goals in 33 games excelling in the position.
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