Leicester injury return dates: Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Praet, Soumare

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester explore Leicester City injury news. Currently sidelined stars include: James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Dennis Praet, Boubakary Soumare, Jonny Evans, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand. Patson Daka is now fit again since he featured versus Gillingham.

Leicester didn’t exactly make hard work of defeating Gillingham, but the match definitely wasn’t a classic Foxes Third Round performance. However, LCFC did do the job and progress to the next stage of the famous competition.

Nevertheless, questions remain for Brendan Rodgers over quality, tactical decisions and choices of one or two of the personnel. Yet there is an issue causing the Northern Irishman mounting dilemmas and conundrums concerning his starting XIs and the actual capacity to field a strong team whatsoever: injuries.

At present, the east Midlanders have a whopping eight men unavailable for selection. That was the number at the last count, or if reports are correct, anyway. As you probably noticed in the introduction paragraph at the top of this page, various crucial athletes are unfit at the moment.

Thankfully, Rodgers confirmed the status of one or two, but there isn’t much good news. There is no timescale for Maddison’s comeback. Soumare could be out for up to six weeks. Dewsbury-Hall won’t play against Newcastle United on Tuesday, and neither will Dennis Praet be ready for the League Cup quarterfinal.

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Leicester City striker joins Ipswich Town

George Hirst has only ever made a couple of appearances for Leicester City Football Club. When he came from sister club OH Leuven a few years ago, his finishing was already renowned at youth level. The pedigree was certainly there for Hirst from his father, David, who actually played for the England National Team on three occasions.

Yet, at 23-years-old, the younger Hirst is possibly entering his final chance to impress or feature in the future for the Foxes, even as a backup centreforward. Following a temporary move to Blackburn Rovers, the player will now be on Portman Road with Ipswich with another loan deal, after several others.

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Hirst would like to help the Tractor Boys reach the Championship division once more via a successful League One promotion push. Currently, Ipswich are thrid in the table. Good luck to the Sheffield-born forward.