Leicester star on horrific injury: they didn’t realise how bad it was in England

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Timothy Castagne of Belgium and Leicester City (Photo by Evgenia Novozhenina – Pool/Getty Images)

Leicester City star Timothy Castagne details his horrific injury, saying people in England didn’t realise how bad it was at the time.

‘Timo’, as he is known amongst Belgium and Leicester squad members, is a valued teammate on both rosters. Invariably he was a great addition to the Foxes side last summer: a student of the game proficient in all outfield areas on the pitch.

Castagne is unfazed by the best domestic division in the world – the Premier League – neither does European nor international football faze the former Atalanta man.

Even an awful eye injury during Euro2020 only managed to keep the 25-year-old sidelined through natural rehabilitation, etcetera: the wingback seemed mentally strong throughout. He explains more below:

“Here in England, they thought it was less severe than it actually was.

“I think the first thing that comes to mind when you come back on the pitch is: ‘Is it going to happen again?’

“So I thought I would have some apprehensions. But fortunately I didn’t. I was happy to come back, especially when you see the boys play, and when you see the national team at the Euros and you can’t be part of it, you just want to play.

“I’m just happy to play again. It could have been worse. I’m just trying to enjoy it.”

Via Leicester Mercury

Sky Sports’ monthly scores are in with Leicester City player prominent

Over the last five games, Sky recorded statistics from every Premier League player, standout or otherwise. And Foxes man Jamie Vardy has made the list of the more outstanding, in-form athletes in the division.

The former England international is an impressive tenth on the current list. It is more notable due to his stunningly prolific outings this season; regardless of age or LCFC’s dreadful start to the campaign comparatively to last.

In front of Vardy is the world-class Mohamed Salah in first position; along with the Liverpool man is, strangely, Andros Townsend of Everton. Following close by is Raphinha of Leeds United.

Other Foxes who are near the fabled No.9 include: Kelechi Iheanacho, Youri Tielemans, Castagne and Harvey Barnes. Barnes is in a terrible rut to be honest, which certainly illustrates fault with the Power Rankings system employed by Sky.