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Pearson's Injury Update

Posted: Tue 12 Aug 2014
Author: Leicester City

Nigel Pearson

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City boss Nigel Pearson has revealed that Marc Albrighton’s fitness is being monitored ahead of the start of the Barclays Premier League season after picking up a knock against Werder Bremen.

The Foxes host Merseyside club Everton at King Power Stadium this coming Saturday, and will be keen to have the former Aston Villa midfielder available for his home debut despite seeing him withdrawn in City’s final pre-season game – a 1-0 friendly win against the German club. 

Albrighton has looked sharp in a Leicester City shirt so far this pre-season campaign and has certainly impressed Pearson, but a groin injury sees him join Anthony Knockaert, Matthew Upson and Jamie Vardy on the treatment table, at least temporarily. 

Speaking after the Bremen victory, Pearson said: “(We’re) disappointed to pick up a potential injury in terms of Marc Albrighton because I think he’s had a very good pre-season so that’s the only downside. 

“It’s groin related but exactly what I don’t know at the moment, we will have to wait and get the scan results. 

“We will deal with it – it’s something that happens and I’d rather pick up injuries in games rather than in training so we will have to see how that pans out.” 

Alongside Albrighton, Anthony Knockaert and Jamie Vardy have also been receiving treatment ahead of the visit of Everton. Pearson added: “Anthony is not going to be as long as we first thought – it’s still going to be a couple of weeks. 

“Jamie Vardy is improving and whether he will be available for next week is, at the moment, a little bit unclear but he’s doing ok - he’s about where we think he should be. 

“Matt [Upson] will have to undergo a bit of surgery so he will be a while yet. 

"I want someone of his quality to do what we want him to do. He is still a really good signing for us and it is frustrating for the lad more than anything else. 

"He will have a big impact on the season, I have no doubt in my mind.”
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