Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Ricardo Pereira suffered a broken leg in his EFL Cup loss to Liverpool on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old suffered a broken leg after young Tyler Morton’s terrible tackle on the Portuguese in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
The winger limped off the court after that nasty challenge and it has now been revealed that he could miss up to two months of soccer action due to that injury.
Rodgers was not happy because the young Reds only received a yellow card and was not sent off the field for his terrible tackle.
He said (according to the Mirror): “Ricardo Pereira will be [out for] six to eight weeks.
“That is very frustrating for him with how hard he has worked. So that the referee does not see that, it is a fractured fibula and he is lucky that it is not worse. “
Ricardo Pereira’s latest injury is a major blow for Leicester City, who already have to deal with the defensive injuries of Johnny Evans, James Justin, Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu.
The Foxes have been very inconsistent this season and are currently 10th in the league standings, with 22 points from 17 games.
They claimed a resounding 4-0 win over Newcastle United earlier this month, with Youri Tielemans earning a double.
However, the East Midlands side failed to capitalize on that great victory and fell 6-3 to Manchester City last weekend in the Premier League.
They are now ready to host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in the middle of the week.
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