Ranieri’s Injury Update: Ulloa & James
- Argentine frontman picked up a knock in training last week
- Ranieri explained how Matty James is making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says striker Leonardo Ulloa could be available for selection for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The Argentine frontman picked up a knock in training last week and was ruled out for the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace, as well as Tuesday evening’s Capital One Cup Fourth Round tie at Hull City.
Ranieri says he will assess the striker’s fitness ahead of his side’s trip to the Hawthorns following Thursday and Friday’s training sessions.
“I didn’t want to risk him but I think he could be available for Saturday,” Ranieri said of Ulloa’s fitness. “I want to check today and tomorrow.
“At the moment no [there are not more injuries], but I want to check. Yesterday I spoke and said everybody is okay.”
City’s only long-term absentee remains midfielder Matty James, who injured his knee against Southampton back in May and is yet to play this campaign.
Explaining how James is continuing to fight back to full fitness, Ranieri added: “He’s getting better. Every time when I shake his hand he’s much stronger and he’s getting better.”
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