Rodgers on Evans’ injury before next Leicester game

Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus)
Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus) /
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Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus) /

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has discussed Jonny Evans’ injury before the next Leicester City game against Braga in the Europa League.

Leeds United were completely overwhelmed by Leicester City on Monday night, during their Premier League clash. 4-1 to the Foxes was the final score in a very watchable encounter for neutrals. Despite both teams missing chances, it was definitely a definitive outcome.

Leicester managed to overcome the fact that they have many players currently injured. One of whom is standout defender Jonny Evans. The Northern Ireland centre-back was 50/50 before the match, but was ultimately unselected.

Brendan Rodgers recently said he’d always start an 80 per cent fit Jonny Evans. Therefore we can read two things into that statement: firstly Evans is obviously a first eleven choice for the boss; secondly, the athlete must be at a lesser percentage than that quoted figure.

Jonny Evans’ Leicester City status

After the win, Rodgers provided an update on Evans. Apparently the boss in fairly confident of having his stalwart back for the crucial Europa League game at King Power Stadium versus Portuguese club Braga. You can read what the gaffer said to BBC Sport below.

Funnily enough, it hasn’t been as tough for Leicester without Evans as most people would have expected. However, it is important to have the international available to play as soon as possible, especially with the hectic schedule.

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