James Justin

Rodgers Confirms Justin's Achilles Injury

Leicester City full-back James Justin ruptured his Achilles in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Newport County, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.
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- James Justin has ruptured his Achilles, Brendan Rodgers says
- The Leicester City full-back was taken off in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Newport County
- Rodgers has confirmed Justin will have an operation and could miss the rest of the season

The England international scored a stunning opener for the Foxes at King Power Stadium, before being forced to leave the field of play in the second half. Jamie Vardy added a brace of goals later on in the Carabao Cup tie, but the mood was dampened by a serious injury for City's No.2.

Justin has previously suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during his time with the Club, but Rodgers is certain he will again return stronger. The former Luton Town defender will undergo surgery on Thursday evening as he begins his recovery plan.

He’ll have his operation this evening and that will probably put him out for most of the season.

Brendan Rodgers

"Sadly, he’ll have an operation tonight," Rodgers said on Thursday afternoon. "He’s ruptured his Achilles. It’s a huge disappointment to us all after coming back from another injury. He probably would have been close to Gareth [Southgate’s] plans [for England]. We were all hugely disappointed for him after the game.

"It’s two players we’ve lost to that. He’ll have his operation this evening and that will probably put him out for most of the season. We’ll see how he recovers and hopefully he can get back fitter and stronger."

The Foxes manager also confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's trip to West Ham United (3pm GMT kick-off).

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