Timothy Castagne withdrawal explained and injury update

Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Leicester City crumbled in defeat to Bournemouth following unexpected substitutions. Here is what Brendan Rodgers said regarding the decisions.

Nine games played, four points gained, rock bottom of the Premier League. Crumbling defeats, a single win, a lone draw, and once again the King Power club gave points away from a winning position. What a time to be a Leicester supporter.

Timothy Castagne was withdrawn late in the Bournemouth fixture. After a solid shift, Daniel Amartey was thrust onto the pitch as the Cherries were upping he pressure on the Foxes. The Ghanaian’s inclusion followed a two goal concession.

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Leicester City boss explains Timo Castagne substitution

All four subs came after the 65th minute, with Jamie Vardy and Amartey coming on first, and Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez following later. Late subs, late impacts, and no clue how to react.

Anyway, the withdrawal of Castagne causes some concern. The Belgian international is one of our most important defensive and progressive talents, linking up really well with James Maddison, Dennis Praet, and others down the right wing.

According to Rodgers via LeicestershireLive, the defender was brought off in favour of Amartey for injury concerns around the player – sustained during the match unfortunately.

"“Tim, if you see his eye, he’s got a really bad knock on his eye socket, which he has had problems with before. He was starting to suffer a wee bit on that side with that”"

If you remember, our Belgian right-back was injured on international duty quite a while ago now. That injury saw surgery to repair his eye socket; if the fracture been slightly higher up, he could have been forced into an early retirement.

However, clearly something had agitated pain during the fixture. Probably a rough aerial challenge if I had to guess. Rodgers says the player sustained a bad knock there, was in a bit of pain, and they took Castagne off more as a precaution than anything. In all likelihood, the player could have continued.

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There is currently no news on the severity of any protracted injury. At the moment, it does not seem like an aggravation of the repaired injury, and could just have been a little painful in the moment. Of course, any protracted injury would be devastating news with Ricardo Pereira also sidelined, and they will need their best talents to turn this form around.