Youri Tielemans ankle injury
Brenden Rogers confirms that Youri Teilemans Ankle injury to be true and will be not available for six weeks.
Tielemans has been ruled out for an extended period after picking up an ankle injury during Saturday’s defeat to Arsenal.
“Youri will be out for six weeks,” Rodgers explained after defeat to Blackburn in the FA Cup.
“He’s done the ligaments in his ankle and so it’ll not be before the international break that he’s back.”
The two teams will come to blows on March 11 in the Premier League and the Belgian midfielder will be a guaranteed absentee, with his injury meaning he could miss as much as six weeks.
Tielemans was tipped for a big move at the end of the season upon the expiration of his contract in the summer. Arsenal were the club heavily linked with Tielemans after he revealed that he was not keen on signing an extension at King Power Stadium.
The 25-year-old has seen his game time diminish in recent weeks playing just under an hour in Leicester’s last three games. After coming on as a sub against Arsenal over the weekend, Tielemans picked up the injury after landing awkwardly in a challenge with Granit Xhaka.
Rodger’s Statement on Interview
Rodgers said on Monday: “We’re just waiting on the scan results for Youri, that will come through today. It doesn’t look good. He did incredibly well to come back onto the pitch.
“He showed real bravery to try to help the team. When you see it, it looks a nasty one. We just have to see what the results are. He’s been brilliant in my time here. In fairness to Youri, he’s always been available. He’s a top-class player, so to not have his availability for a number of games is not ideal. It provides an opportunity for other players.”
“Sadly, he’s done the ligaments in his ankle. He won’t be back before the international break.”
“We’ve got a really important number of games now, and the sole focus is now getting the best team we possibly can out every time we play and look to get the results,” he said.
“If we can have that determination and fight to match some of the quality we have, we will win the games we need to. But it’s going to be a fight for sure.”
“We didn’t have any subs, so he showed real bravery to help the team. When you see it, it’s a real nasty one, so we’ll have to see the results today. He’s obviously been brilliant in my time here.
“He’s always been available in the main and he’s a top-class player. To not have his availability for a number of games is not ideal, but it provides an opportunity for other players.”
While Leicester anxiously wait for the results of Tielemans’s scan, Rodgers provided an update on the fitness of James Maddison and Jonny Evans.
The England international missed Saturday’s contest at the Emirates Stadium through illness, while Evans has not played since the World Cup break due to a thigh issue.
We’ll see where he’s at tomorrow. If it’s not good, we’ll see for the weekend.
rained with the squad this morning. It’s getting him through this week, seeing where he’s at towards the end of the week.
“We’ll then get an idea of whether he needs some time with the Under-21s or not, so we’ll assess it from there.”
Leicester, who won the FA Cup in the 2020-21 season, are preparing to face Blackburn for the first time since March 2014.