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BLOW!! Kelechi Iheanacho out for weeks with abductor muscle tear

Leicester City`s chances of survival has suffered a blow following abductor muscle injury to Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho who has been ruled out for weeks.

As confirmed by Foxes manager Dean Smith on the clubs official website, Iheanacho may not return this season but the club will want him back for the crucial run-in.

“He’s got a tear in his adductor muscle. He’s out for a number of weeks, ” Smith said ahead of the game vs Everton on Monday May 1.

I’m not going to rule him out for the rest of the season, but it’s going to be tough to get him back. Hopefully we can.

“It’s a blow. He came on at half-time against Man City and did ever so well. He played really well in the Wolves game as well. He scored the penalty and created chances.

“His all-round displays have been really good, so it’ll be a loss, but it’s an opportunity for others.” the Leicester City boss added.

Iheanacho has scored eight goals and assisted four others in 33 games for the Foxes across all competitions this season.

His commitment to helping the Foxes survive the drop is unquestionable. The former Manchester City man injured himself while diverting the ball to James Maddison who in-turn provided assist for Jamie Vardy to score the equalizer in Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with  Leeds United on Tuesday.

With the club battling relegation from the Premier League, Leicester City will miss the service of the Nigerian forward for the five remaining games this season.

Leicester City occupy 18th spot on the English Premier League table after taking 29-points from 33 games.

They face Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle United and West Ham in the final weeks of the 2022/2023 season.

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