Brendan Rodgers provided updates on Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Jonny Evans and Jamie Vardy in his pre- match press conference, ahead of his side’s trip to Burnley on Wednesday.
He will be hoping his side are able to end a miserable few days at the Walkers Stadium following crashing out of the Europa League and then losing 3-1 to Arsenal yesterday.
His side are missing several key players and any more injuries poses a serious risk to derailing their season. Harvey Barnes had been in sparkling form recently and his injury picked up in the Arsenal defeat will be keenly felt by the Foxes.
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Speaking on Harvey Barnes Rodgers said, “We’re hopeful he’ll go into surgery tomorrow. Part of his patella has come away, so it’s a repair job there. Hopefully he will be back in six weeks.”
On James Maddison he said, “Nothing more. He’s feeling better, so we’re hopeful that later on in the week, he can get some movement out on the grass. “
Jonny Evans is set to have a scan later today to see if he will be available.
“He’ll have a scan later today just to see where that’s at. Jonny’s from the old school, he’ll play through anything and everything to help out his team.
“It’s been an issue for a few weeks and, early in the game yesterday, it was aggravating it up to a point where, later on, he couldn’t continue. We’ll get a scan done on that today and see where he’s at. “
Leicester will be hoping for an upturn in results if they want to achieve their objectives this year and avoid dropping out of the Champions League places at the death like they did last season.
Squad UpdateBrendan Rodgers provided updates on Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Jonny Evans and Jamie Vardy in his pre- match press conference, ahead of his side’s trip to Burnley on Wednesday.He will be hoping his side are able to end a miserable few days at the Walkers Stadium following crashing out of the Europa League andFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed