Latest on injured Leicester star Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) /

Leicester City have suffered multiple long term injuries in the past while, with Ricardo Pereira sidelined again for an increased amount of time.

The Foxes have got off to a horrendous start to the new campaign and are struggling to make their mark. Previous seasons witnessed so many injuries and henceforth it was understandable to be limping in certain periods.

Almost every player is now fit, apart from Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand. The Portuguese International spent a huge amount of time due to the rupture of his ACL in the past; when every supporter was felt he was coming back, he has suffered yet another setback.

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The 28-year-old suffered from a Tendon Achilles rupture in the pre-season match against Sevilla, sidelining him since. Initial reports suggested that it is highly unlikely that he would be back within six months. However, new photographs of the fullback have emerged of him conducting exercises on the Spin Bike and SkiErg machine.

This is a very crucial injury when you consider how Brendan Rodgers wants his team to operate. Timothy Castagne unnecessarily on the bench nowadays because the gaffer thinks the Belgian International is not good enough on the training pitch, meaning there are little options to choose from. Luke Thomas is still considered too young and inconsistent to fill in those roles on a consistent basis.

When you look at the scenario surrounding former Porto rightback, you have surely got to experience of sympathy for him. Apart from his success at club level, he was also a regular starter for the national team of Portugal.

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With the World Cup upcoming later this year in Qatar, these setbacks are surely a heartbreak for him. But he has occasionally talked about the fighting spirit and taking everything head on. With all the talent he possesses, this Leicester City fan has no doubt that ‘Ricky P’ will be back on the biggest stage in no time.