Reports in Belgium suggest that Leicester City have received medical information confirming midfielder Dennis Praet will be injured for around three months.
Nightmare. You may not see Leicester missing the Belgium international for a few months as a disaster – yet my assessment is that this is a significant blow for the Foxes.
At least, that’s what the players, staff and certainly the manager, Brendan Rodgers, will believe. Praet is arguably Leicester’s most underrated player; many of the more eagle-eyed fans tell me that on our verified Twitter account, anyway.
Praet’s contribution to the team is one of the most intense or expansive when playing in the side: he covers defensive responsibilities, accelerates the ball moving through midfield as a deeper regista, but can and always initiates and controls more advanced moves upfield.
In addition to these areas, Rodgers has also deployed the Belgian as a type of false winger or wide midfield man. In this scenario, Praet can shoot, cross, attack and even front up an opponent in isolation in an attempt to take them on. Not that he’s a skill demon. Although Praet is probably among the most versatile men on the roster, along with James Justin and Marc Albrighton.
Dennis Praet’s injury problem for Leicester City explained
According to reports in Praet’s home country, he will be unavailable for Leicester for up to three months because of a hamstring tear sustained against Stoke City. Below is what was said on the issue and translation from Sport Witness.
According to the newspaper, Praet is expected to be ‘out of action for several months’. It’s claimed the Leicester player ‘suffered a tear in the hamstring’ and the verdict on the latest blow is that he will be sidelined for three months.