Wesley Fofana: Leicester defender stretchered off injured in pre-season friendly

Fofana injured just 10 days before the start of the Premier League season during friendly against Villarreal; France U21 international made 38 appearances for Leicester last season in his first campaign with the club

Wesley Fofana receives medical attention on the pitch during the pre-season friendly against Villarreal at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday
Image: Wesley Fofana received lengthy treatment on the pitch

Wesley Fofana was carried off on a stretcher after suffering a potentially serious injury during Leicester's pre-season friendly against Villarreal on Wednesday.

The injury to Fofana's left leg occurred after a scissor challenge by Villarreal forward Nino during the second half, with Leicester leading 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Fofana immediately called to the bench, with physios and paramedics rushing on.

Following a lengthy period of treatment, Fofana was stretchered off to applause in front of a crowd of over 17,000 fans.

The 20-year-old French defender established himself as a key player for Brendan Rodgers' side in his debut Premier League campaign last season, making 38 appearances in all competitions.

Leicester won the match 3-2 after goals from Caglar Soyuncu, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez.

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The Foxes, who won the FA Cup last season, play Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday, before they open their league campaign at home to Wolves on August 14.

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