Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Mendy, Praet – Leicester City injury update for Crystal Palace clash – Leicestershire Live

  • October 13, 2022

Brendan Rodgers provides an update on the fitness of his Leicester squad ahead of this Saturday afternoon’s meeting with Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium
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Jonny Evans will need to be assessed before Leicester City’s home clash with Crystal Palace with the centre-back suffering from a tight calf.
The City skipper has played every minute in the Premier League so far this season, but there are doubts around him ahead of this weekend’s game at the King Power Stadium. In his absence, Daniel Amartey would likely come into contention alongside Wout Faes.
Beyond that, there are no fresh injury concerns for City, with Papy Mendy now available after a clash of knees kept him out of the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth last Saturday. Timothy Castagne is also fine to play despite taking a blow to the face that eventually forced him off at the Vitality Stadium.
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Asked for an update on the fitness of his team at his press conference on Thursday afternoon, manager Brendan Rodgers said: “We’ve had a couple of players who haven’t trained so much. Papy Mendy and Dennis Praet have now come back in, but they haven't trained a lot during the week.
"Jonny Evans we will have to assess before the game to see where he's at. He’s got a tight calf. He’s a fantastic player and the club captain, so he's a great leader for the team. If he’s not ready, we’ll have the players to come in.
"Apart from that, it’s been a good training week. [Castagne’s] got quite a bruised eye, but he’ll be fine.”
If Evans is fit to play, there will just be three City players ruled out, with Wilfred Ndidi still nursing a hamstring issue. He is on the sidelines for a couple more weeks, alongside long-term absentees Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) and Ryan Bertrand.
Rodgers added on Ndidi: “He’ll probably be a few weeks. We thought it would be around three weeks. Three weeks from last week."
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