Caglar Soyuncu: Leicester defender could face three months out with abductor tear

Jamie Vardy set to miss Thursday's Europa League fixture with Zorya Luhansk but could return for Arsenal game

News of the extent of Caglar Soyuncu's injury was confirmed by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers
Image: The extent of Caglar Soyuncu's injury was confirmed by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers

Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu has been ruled out for up to three months with an abductor tear. 

The 24-year-old suffered the injury while away on international duty with Turkey and subsequently missed Leicester's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Soyuncu had a scan over the weekend which revealed the extent of the injury and confirmed Leicester's worst fears.

Leicester suffered a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday
Image: Leicester suffered a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday

Leicester are already missing key midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for a similar length of time, while striker Jamie Vardy sat out the Villa game with a calf problem. They did, however, hand new signing Wesley Fofana a debut following his move from St Etienne.

Manager Brendan Rodgers said: "The muscle is right off the bone so he could be out for three months which is an absolute shame for him and a big miss for us."

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers 0:59
Rodgers believes the effects of the recent international break could 'hit clubs hard' in terms of injuries and fatigue

Soyuncu's injury setback will see the centre-back miss the beginning of Leicester's Europa League campaign, which is scheduled to commence when the Foxes face Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk on October 22.

Striker Jamie Vardy may also miss Thursday's game due to a calf injury but could return to the side to face Arsenal next weekend.

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"Jamie (Vardy) will probably miss the European game and hopefully he'll be okay for our next league game. It's just a recurrence of what he's had over the last number of years," added Rodgers.

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