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Robert Huth: Ankle Surgery Sidelines Defender

Leicester City defender Robert Huth will miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing minor ankle surgery.

- Leicester City defender Robert Huth undergoes ankle surgery
- German defender expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks
- Manager Craig Shakespeare says surgery was a success

The 32-year-old centre-half has remained in the UK to begin his rehabilitation, while the squad competes in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

He is expected to return to full training in six to eight weeks.

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Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Hong Kong opener against West Bromwich Albion, City manager Craig Shakespeare said Huth’s surgery had been a success.

He said: "Robert reported back for pre-season and got into some discomfort with his ankle. He's had an operation and thankfully it was successful. 

"It's unfortunate for Robert but we thought it might be worse. We're expecting him to be out for around six to eight weeks."

Leicester kick-off the new Premier League season on Friday 11 August with a trip to Arsenal.

Their Premier League Asia Trophy campaign begins with a game against West Brom at the Hong Kong International Stadium on Wednesday, which kicks off at 1800 local time (1100 BST). The Foxes will then meet either Liverpool or Crystal Palace at the same venue on Saturday.

LCFC Radio will have FREE live, full-match commentary of both matches as part of LCFC.com’s unrivalled coverage of the Foxes’ Asia tour.

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