This is the most recent update Foxes of Leicester have seen concerning Ricardo Pereira’s Leicester City comeback.
James Maddison has been working hard at Leicester City’s Belvoir Drive training complex. He’s been accompanied by fellow unfit star Ricardo Pereira. Pereira’s issue has kept him out for months, well over half a year.
The pair can be seen on social media, especially Instagram, showing their determination to get back onto the pitch with their Foxes team-mates. Maddison could well be joining the matchday squad this Sunday versus Aston Villa after missing the West Ham United loss, as well as the international break, due to a calf problem.
Although, now the return is also in sight for the Portuguese, hopefully. He was thought to be ready by late October, which is rapidly approaching. Though early November for a comeback is possibly more feasible.
How Leicester alters when Ricardo returns
When the Portugal man does eventually make a first team starting appearance from that awful knee incident, Timothy Castagne will probably remain in the side but the Belgian will likely be switched to the left.
James Justin’s status is then precarious: as one of the best performers this campaign he will presumably, rather unfairly but logically be reduced to a substitute.
However, when asked about this scenario, Brendan Rodgers refused to give any answer on the matter. Presumably because the Northern Irishman knows all too well that he is going to have a major selection dilemma on his hands; not to mention the task of keeping international and national youth athletes content with their club roles.
While Castagne has previously stated that he is happy to swap positions and play on his less comfortable left-side. Furthermore, Belgium’s star defender admitted it is a slightly difficult process, yet not a problem for him.