Brendan Rodgers’ update on James Maddison’s injury: Leicester

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

At his post-match press conference following the defeat of AEK Athens, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers provided an injury update on James Maddison.

That is correct: the Foxes managed to overturn the Greek outfit at King Power Stadium on Thursday evening, which gave the English side supremacy in Europa League Group G over rivals for top spot, SC Braga.

Brendan Rodgers selected a strong, competent team to face Athens; which was not surprising, regardless of the significant rotation of his roster we’ve all witnessed in recent times. Cengiz Under’s well-taken finish and a deflected Harvey Barnes goal meant the two wingers – with Under still to start a top-flight match and Barnes regularly without Premier League starts – handed victory to Leicester.

James Maddison injury news from Leicester City boss

James Maddison has struggled with injuries for quite a while now. Let’s hope this isn’t the beginning of one of those unfortunate, problem plagued careers – because when the playmaker is firing on all cylinders, he’s a match-winner! Sheffield United know that to their cost, as the midfielder expertly played in Jamie Vardy for the decisive moment at Bramall Lane last weekend.

Rodgers says ‘Madders‘ is now “fine” whilst preparations takes place for the Brighton & Hove Albion clash, as per Rob Tanner.

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Earlier in the week, the Northern Irishman at the helm on Filbert Way claimed to be more interested in developing talent as opposed to winning trophies. In all honesty, a balanced mix of both elements – which obviously influence and accelerate one another if correctly utilised by a bossappears to be the appropriate cocktail. Daily Mail talks of how Rodgers is yet to lift a trophy with Leicester; therefore, although admirable, it may be wise to avoid such sentiment.