Leicester City: Schmeichel to have a hernia operation

CARSON, CA - JULY 30: Kasper Schmeichel
CARSON, CA - JULY 30: Kasper Schmeichel /

Rumours of injury came flying in as Leicester City’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was brought off in the second half of the foxes’ 2 – 1 win over Swansea City.

Luckily for Leicester City fans, boss Claudio Ranieri has nipped all injury rumours in the bud after confirming that Kasper will undergo a pre-planned hernia operation in the week.

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Despite how serious this may sound, the Danish international goalkeeper should be back before Leicester City’s next game which is away at Anfield against Liverpool.

A troublesome fixture which last season saw Leicester City lose. 1 of the only 3 losses they suffered during their triumphant season.

Claudio Ranieri said:

"“He played in the last month with a little hernia. Monday he will have an operation,”"

"“It was in the programme for Monday. We wanted him to play and he wanted to play and after he felt something and changed.”"

Every cloud however has a silver lining.

New summer signing Ron-Robert Zieler managed to get some Premier League minutes under his belt and despite letting in Leicester City’s only goal in the match, when called upon he held his own well.

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During the last 10 minutes of the Swansea match Leicester City made life very hard for themselves with all credit due to Swansea.

If not for Zieler commanding his box in those final minutes, the scoreline may have been very different and we all know how tough it is for a goalkeeper to come into a match halfway through the game.

Kasper Schmeichel’s hernia is not new news for Claudio Ranieri or their medical team, he’s been reported to have suffered from a small issue for the past month and they have had the surgery planned for a while.

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It begs the question of whether Kasper should have been given the go ahead if he wasn’t 100% fit but according to the Leicester Mercury, he wanted to play and Ranieri was more than happy to give him the nod.