Leicester fans shouldn’t expect Wesley Fofana back anytime soon

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Wesley Fofana of Leicester City (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Foxes of Leicester details why Leicester City supporters should not expect defender Wesley Fofana back playing in the first team anytime soon.

Leicester fans really are being teased now as the return of Fofana morphs into a kind of saga. Basically there was hope of a comeback in 2021 but manager Brendan Rodgers rightly said there is not a chance of seeing the Frenchman in an LCFC shirt before the new year.

However, the defender then posted a couple of semi-cryptic social media updates suggesting there is a chance of him playing before 2022. Though that never materialised, it is understandable that Fofana wanted to provide information to his followers and reassure them he was working hard to get fit. Along with his recovery being transitioned to pitch work outside, a very positive development.

Recently Rodgers again said that the youthful centre-back won’t be rushed into the side; February was mentioned. It is so, so frustrating that the incident in which Fofana was injured in was avoidable and during a ‘friendly’ encounter.

Meanwhile a new report claims the 21-year-old will possibly be sidelined for longer than previously mentioned:

Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana has suffered a setback on his recovery to fitness from his broken leg, Football Insider understands.

Leicester were hoping to have Fofana back available in early 2022 but a club source has told Football Insider he has suffered a setback in his rehab which is set to delay his return to action.

Why the latest Leicester City match versus Burnley was postponed

According to reports, the Foxes’ away trip to Burnley was cancelled due to the Lancashire outfit sustaining an apparently list of COVID-19 cases, along with many injuries. This is now the fourth Clarets outing to be called off this campaign; with one match against Tottenham Hotspur abandoned prior to kick-off because of heavy snow.

The Premier League state that in order to carry out a game under these testing times, a club must have at least 13 outfield players as well as one goalkeeper. It is said that Sean Dyche’s team did not have the available personal to compete. At present, the subsequent fixture for the east Midlands side is versus Spurs in the top-flight.