Leicester star ruled out of next three matches with injury

Leicester City

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Unfortunately for Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers confirmed during the AEK Athens win that a defender is injured. It might be late November before we see Timothy Castagne again.

Leicester City’s weakened and mildly depleted team made it two victories in as many attempts in their Europa League outing against AEK Athens on Thursday evening.

A typically direct and cunning penalty win and conversion from Jamie Vardy led the way. Hamza Choudhury was on hand to coolly dispatched the second and ultimately winning goal for the Foxes.

Implications of Timothy Castagne’s injury

Sadly Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Timothy Castagne might be sidelined with an injury until after the international break, according to Leeds Live.

It must be noted that the implications of this problem are unfavourable: Castagne has been wonderful since he came into the side and there isn’t really a senior replacement for him fit.

If you count James Justin as the understudy there, well that leaves us with old man Fuchs; I sincerely love Christian Fuchs, but you catch my drift. Or young man Thomas; a great prospect, but still just that at present.

To rub salt further into these open fitness related, contemporary Leicester wounds – the games that Rodgers’ men will have to encounter with both world-class right-backs and no standout left-back, are particularly challenging.

Firstly it’s Leeds United away. Yes, the contest is without their ferociously passionate fans, handing Leicester a slim advantage. But nevertheless, it’s still a tricky one. Then it’s Braga at home in the UEL; not the hardest game but potentially the Foxes’ rivals for top spot in Group G.

Subsequently there is an all-midlands derby versus Wolverhampton Wanderers, which won’t be at all easy. Following this is Liverpool away; that is always going to be extremely difficult to secure three point in – especially in the modern era.