Ricardo reveals Leicester City injury update as key milestone reached – Leicestershire Live

  • September 30, 2022

Leicester City’s long-term injury absentee Ricardo Pereira has provided an update on his recovery from rupturing his right Achilles tendon
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Leicester City full-back Ricardo Pereira has revealed that the protective boot on his right lower leg has been removed.
The 28-year-old has been sidelined since being substituted just before half-time in City 's final pre-season friendly against Sevilla at the King Power Stadium. Ricardo ruptured his right Achilles tendon and underwent surgery in early August before the start of the Premier League season.
Manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking at the time of that operation, said the defender would be out for "up to six months". That timescale puts a potential return around the February mark next year, and these updates from the player's social media suggest that his recovery is on track.
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Posting a pair of consecutive stories to his Instagram account, Ricardo is shown standing in an elevator with the aid of crutches. In the first photo – accompanied by the caption "how I arrived…" – the player's right foot and lower leg are encased in a protective boot.
The follow-up shows Ricardo in the same position standing with the use of crutches but with both feet flat on the floor and no boot to be seen. It carries the caption "how I left" followed by the mechanical/prosthetic leg emoji and a flexed biceps emoji.
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