Leicester City hit by double injury blow ahead of Leeds United clash

LEICESTER CITY have been hit by a fresh double injury blow ahead of Monday's Premier League clash at Leeds United.
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Belgian international full-back Timothy Castagne and Northern Ireland international centre-back Jonny Evans both played the full match of Sunday's 1-0 victory at Arsenal but Evans picked up a back problem after landing awkwardly whilst Castagne has twinged his hamstring.

The duo were both subsequently forced to miss Leicester's Thursday night Europa League clash against AEK Athens in Greece and Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has already revealed that Castagne is now likely to be out until after the international break.

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Asked about the absence of Evans from his side's defence ahead of Thursday's clash against AEK on BT Sport, Rodgers said: "We have got a few more injuries and at the weekend we picked up one with Timothy Castagne so he might be out now until after the international break which is a shame for us due to a slight twinge in his hamstring so he is missing tonight

OUT: Leicester City's Belgian international full-back Timothy Castagne, second left, pictured celebrating Jamie Vardy's late winner at Arsenal last weekend. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.OUT: Leicester City's Belgian international full-back Timothy Castagne, second left, pictured celebrating Jamie Vardy's late winner at Arsenal last weekend. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
OUT: Leicester City's Belgian international full-back Timothy Castagne, second left, pictured celebrating Jamie Vardy's late winner at Arsenal last weekend. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.

"Jonny was due to play but he felt his back last might when we trained here.

"He had an awkward landing against Arsenal when he fell.

"He got through that game but he has felt the pain after training last night and then today.

"He was in too much pain so unfortunately he doesn't make it."

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The Foxes already had injury problems with Wilfred Ndidi and Caglar Soyuncu both sidelined following serious adductor injuries whilst Ricardo Pereira remains on the comeback trail from a cruciate ligament injury.

Star striker Jamie Vardy has also been experiencing a calf issue but the forward started the Thursday night Europa League clash in Athens and won the Foxes an early penalty which the forward then netted.

Hamza Choudhury then doubled the Foxes lead and the goal proved crucial with AEK pulling one back after the break through Muamer Tankovic who also blazed a golden opportunity over the bar moments later.

Vardy played 70 minutes before being taken off.

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Thank you Laura Collins