Crazybola.com – Leicester City had to pay for a 1-2 win at Norwich on Saturday (28/8) night, with a hamstring injury suffered by their mainstay full-back, Ricardo Pereira.
The club are currently awaiting the results of a scan on Pereira’s injury, which had to be withdrawn after just 11 minutes of play. Whereas a few minutes earlier, Pereira managed to supply the ball in the creation of the visitors’ opening goal, 1-2, in this match.
He had time to undergo treatment on the sidelines, but eventually had to be withdrawn because the injury was serious enough and was unable to continue his game. During a field check, he is thought to have had a problem at the same location as the ACL injury he suffered 18 months ago.
Pereira’s position was then replaced by Timothy Castagne, who was appearing for the first time this season. This Leicester City player is even still wearing a protective face mask due to an injury to the eye bone he suffered.
“It looks like he has a hamstring injury. He will have a scan that will show the problem,” said coach Brendan Rodgers.
Even if the injury is not serious, Pereira is unlikely to be involved in Portugal’s squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers. In this international break, Pereira was recalled to the national team for the first time since he recovered from a knee injury that kept him out for 10 months in 2020.
For Leicester City, Pereira’s problems have added to the long list of injured and sick players in their squad.
Revealed Leicester Mercury, Rodgers had previously lost Jonny Evans and James Justin who both suffered leg injuries, Jannik Vestergaard who had to miss a knee injury, Ryan Bertrand who was sick and Wesley Fofana who had a broken leg and is expected to miss the entire 2021/22 season. . All of these players missed the win at Carrow Road this weekend.
However, there is hope that after the international break next month, Bertrand, Evans and Vestergaard will be able to play again, or at least be one step away from returning to the pitch.
One thing that is unfortunate, Ricardo Pereira’s injury has made Leicester City’s back line increasingly losing players. With a number of names that must be absent from the current squad for the Foxes, Rodgers has lost up to six senior defenders who have not been able to play due to different problems.