Leicester injury news: Jonny Evans’ likely return date

Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester detail injury news as Jonny Evans’ likely Leicester City return date is revealed. Will Brendan Rodgers continue with Daniel Amartey until then?

Youri Tielemans took over the Leicester captaincy in Evans’ absence, as the last-placed Premier League side managed to claw their way off the bottom of the table. However, the rather insipid 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon only lifts this LCFC team to 19th. That is one spot above east Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest, but the clubs ultimately have the same amount of points.

Nevertheless, Rodgers, in all his managerial wisdom, will see this result as progress. Yes, the Palace match brought a clean sheet as well as, I suppose, an improvement in confidence and application from goalkeeper Danny Ward. Yet defensive frailties remained, without conceding; certain players already spoken of are insufficient for the side. Not to mention that devising clear cut chances and a cutting edge eluded Leicester.

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Amartey’s inclusion is rightly scrutinised on each occasion he starts because two other international centrebacks are again disregarded to allow the the former to begin. In fairness to the Ghana national representative, he contributed as no goals were conceded. Although he was possible the culprit closest to making potential mistakes which could have led to letting one in.

Clearly Amartey is a good bloke, as we say here is England – and possibly in Australia – when we like or admire someone. Though I would assert that his reputation in that sense far exceeds his skill set on the pitch, especially at EPL standard. Yet Rodgers is still in charge – somehow – and will probably stick by the 27-year-old until his Northern Irish compatriot returns to the XI.

Leicester City injury news: Jonny Evans’ likely Leicester return date

The Leicester club captain is definitely missed at the back, in spite of a rather impotent Eagles front line. And, as previously mentioned, Amartey is certainly more of an understudy for the Foxes. So when will the ex-Manchester United man return to the starting lineup?

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Well, Rodgers revealed that his centrehalf is doubtful for the Leeds United fixture on Thursday. However, in a more positive update, the gaffer says the player could be ready for the Wolverhampton Wanderers outing on the upcoming Sunday.