Leicester news: Tielemans injured on international duty

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Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld and Belgium and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images)

Youri Tielemans has been injured while on international duty, Foxes of Leicester investigates as to the extent of the Leicester City star’s issue.

With Jonny Evans, Jannik Vestergaard and Ryan Bertrand expected back soon – Evans is apparently more of a ‘question mark’ – things were starting to look up again for the Foxes. But, alas, now ‘starman’ Tielemans has a knock; those pesky international breaks, eh?!

Leicester’s most consistent and arguably most technically gifted player is a necessity in Brendan Rodgers’ team and system. In fact, the Belgian really acts as the on-field, outfield captain. That especially goes in the absence of the Northern Irish defender and with Kasper Schmeichel being in goal. It is, therefore, easy to attest to Tielemans’ influence.

To lose Tielemans at this early stage of the 2021/22 season is the only small possible redeeming silver lining to be extracted from this latest fitness setback. Surely the amount of matches the Belgium man has played over two years has contributed to this derailment.

What happened and how long the Leicester City star should be sidelined

The 25-year-old was injured on duty with the Red Devils; the incident, a knock to the ankle, occurred in training prior to their match against Estonia. Tielemans was subsequently omitted from the starting eleven as well as the substitute bench for the World Cup qualifier.

According to reports, the problem is not ‘too bad’, and Roberto Martinez left the Fox out as a precaution:

Reports from Belgium are that the injury is not too bad, and was just manager Roberto Martinez being cautious ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against a trickier opponent in Czech Republic, in which Tielemans is expected to be able to feature

Quote taken from Leicester Mercury