Leicester: Rodgers gives an injury update on Justin

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Leicester City’s English defender James Justin (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers gave an injury update on James Justin after the Foxes progressed in the FA Cup.

Leicester gladly qualified for the quarter-finals of the cup on Wednesday evening, thanks to a fine goal in the dying moments of the game. Kelechi Iheanacho was again a City hero in tournament football as his header in a box crowded with tall Brighton & Hove Albion personnel did the damage.

A cleverly played short corner crossed by Youri Tielemans was the deciding factor, as extra time approached on a rather forgettable occasion. Manager Brendan Rodgers was able to rotate some of his roster or starting eleven on the evening. But, arguably, the boss didn’t change enough of his starters.

Some will debate that fact, suggesting more of the main men should’ve began the match. I disagree with that assertion, for reasons that will be made abundantly clear later in the piece.

Leicester City star James Justin suffers injury

Below is a post-match quote from the Northern Irishman on his great defensive player:

“He [Justin] said he could have walked off. After five minutes it eased up. He felt something when he landed but on first look there’s nothing major which is good news.”

– Brendan Rodgers

Via BBC Sport

This remains a blow for the youthful fullback, who was very likely to receive a maiden England call-up soon. He was unnecessarily fielded when other more than satisfactory options were available. Justin has been fantastic this year so Foxes of Leicester doesn’t blame or hold Rodgers responsible – yet it seems as though prudence could’ve been applied.

Hopefully the flying defender is fit again soon and the issue is not severe – because Leicester need JJ! The former-Luton Town athlete’s versatility is invaluable for the King Power outfit.