Ricardo Pereira suffers groin strain injury in Leicester return

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Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Unfortunately for the Foxes, Ricardo Pereira has sustained a groin strain injury upon his long-awaited Leicester City comeback.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that returning right-back and star Leicester City asset Ricardo pereira sustained a fresh injury after returning from nine months on the sidelines with cruciate ligament issues.

During that time of rehabilitation – which coincided with a national lockdown and pandemic – the Portuguese said he struggled with “psychological hurdles“, otherwise known as mental health or well-being, whilst attempting to recover. Therefore, as supporters ourselves generally, Foxes of Leicester would like to extend our best wishes to the ex-Porto man for a speedy recovery.

Unfortunately, the groin strain suffered in the rather disappointing 1-0 away defeat to Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine needed a scan upon arrival back in England.

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However, as you can see above in BBC Leicester Sport‘s tweet, the King Power club’s manager does not confirm whether the news was good, bad, promising, worrying or disastrous for Leicester – as it was while trying to qualify for the Champions League in 2019/20.

Unlike the information provided for Caglar Soyuncu, who apparently had a relapse of his adductor problem; though he is not as bad as first feared. But the situation has led to unwanted questions of a rushed comeback for Ricardo, Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi. To which, the Northern Irishman disagreed.

On Rodgers’ side of the argument is Ndidi; thankfully the incredibly effective midfield ball-winner didn’t have a reoccurrence matter for the team’s fitness staff to deal with now that they are home.

Let us now be frank, the east Midlands side desperately needs the Portuguese, the Turk, as well as the Nigerian back amongst the starting players. Don’t forget Timothy Castagne, either. Their involvement in Leicester games potentially improves Rodgers’ outfit towards the top-four Premier League entity they can be. Although, the Athletic’s Rob Tanner says the former is unlikely to feature on Sunday against Sheffield United.