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Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana stretchered off in pre-season friendly

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Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana stretchered off in pre-season friendly

Fofana stretchered off

In a massive blow to Leicester City and their season hopes, promising defender Wesley Fofana was stretchered off on the hour mark of their pre-season friendly against Villareal.

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Fofana was on the receiving end of a terrible challenge from a Villareal player, which resulted in play being stopped for several minutes as the young defender received oxygen and was placed on a stretcher.

He was replaced by young prospect Ben Nelson, and is now expected to miss much of the upcoming season, which will represent a huge blow to Brendan Rodgers. Fofana impressed last campaign, making 28 appearances in his debut season, and was reportedly drawing interest from Real Madrid.

Leicester impress in pre-season

In the game itself, which will now seem largely immaterial, the Foxes impressed. Facing the Europa League champions Villareal at the King Power stadium, Brendan Rodgers’ side raced into a two goal lead at half-time, courtesy of goals from Calgar Soyuncu and Harvey Barnes.

Ayoze Perez added a third ahead of Fofana’s injury, which will certainly reinforce Leicester city’s European aspirations.

However, with Fofana now out for a seemingly long stint of the season, another centre-back will certainly be a priority for Brendan Rodgers ahead of the transfer window slamming shut in four weeks. At present, only Jonny Evans and Calgar Soyuncu can be called upon as recognised centre-backs.

With Leicester’s penchant for operating with three centre-backs, another will almost certainly have to come through the door.

Read more:

Manchester United eyeing Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana

Brendan Rodgers explains why Fofana was brought off for Leicester vs West Brom

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