Kasper Schmeichel opens possibility of playing for Denmark on Sunday following hernia surgery
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 29/08/16 7:42pm
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is targeting an extra-quick return to action after having successful surgery on a hernia injury.
Schmeichel went under the knife on Monday after being forced off during the Foxes' 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday, when the long-standing problem flared up again.
The Denmark international pulled up after making a clearance and was replaced by summer signing Ron-Robert Zieler.
After the game, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said the surgery had always been planned for the start of the international break.
Schmeichel was not expected to miss any Premier League games, but he has now opened up the possibility of playing for his country this weekend after being retained in Denmark's squad.
Denmark play Liechtenstein in a friendly on Wednesday before beginning their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Armenia.
Attached to a picture of him giving a thumbs-up in a hospital bed, Schmeichel wrote on Twitter: "Operation went well. Recovery starts now! I'll do everything in my power to be fit for our game vs Armenia on Sunday."