Wesley Fofana

Rodgers Confirms Fofana Fibula Fracture

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Wesley Fofana fractured his fibula during the 3-2 pre-season friendly victory over Villarreal at King Power Stadium on Wednesday evening.

- Brendan Rodgers delivers an update on the condition of Wesley Fofana
- The Leicester City defender fractured his fibula in Wednesday's friendly against Villarreal
- Rodgers says Fofana will have another scan on Thursday to determine the next steps
- City have no other new injury concerns ahead of the FA Community Shield on Saturday

The France Under-21s centre-back was withdrawn from the field of play on a stretcher in the 65th minute after receiving medical treatment and, speaking ahead of Saturday's FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City, Rodgers provided an update on his condition on Thursday. 

"He fractured his fibula," the Foxes manager told the media. "Obviously, it was a horrendous injury for us and we’re obviously devastated for him because he’s a top-class young player, so he’s going to be a huge loss for us. Our medical team were fantastic on the night.

"Our staff at the Club and all the people in the hospital really looked after him.

[The scan] will give us a clearer indication of how long he’s going to be out. Of course, it was a horrible injury and we were all thinking of him last night.

Brendan Rodgers

"He has another scan today because his ankle was so swollen we had to leave it overnight. That will give us a clearer indication of how long he’s going to be out. Of course, it was a horrible injury and we were all thinking of him last night.

"We now hope Wesley will be back as soon as he possibly can be and we’ll support him in that recovery."

Elsewhere, there are no fresh injury concerns for City in the days leading up to their visit to Wembley Stadium, a 5:15pm BST kick-off on Saturday, with a number of players working at LCFC Training Ground towards their returns from injury.

"It's just the guys who haven’t been involved over the course of pre-season," Rodgers added. "The likes of Papy [Mendy], Jonny [Evans], James Justin. James is coming along very well, but of course, he’s still a few months away. Timothy Castagne trained with the squad for the first time, which is great news for us.

"He’s physically in a very good place, but he’s had his mask on today in training with the squad, so he won’t be available for the game, but hopefully, with confidence in training, he won’t be too far away. Apart from that, we’re okay."

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