Rodgers: Barnes to endure surgical treatment for knee injury

Date printed: Monday 1st March 2021 3: 15


Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Leicester Metropolis star is place to believe surgical treatment on his knee after being compelled off injured in opposition to Arsenal on Sunday.

The Foxes misplaced 3-1 to Arsenal on Sunday in a sport which also saw Harvey Barnes taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury.

Rodgers said after the game the England world is at chance of be out for six weeks and he reiterated that on Monday afternoon, confirming Barnes is ensuing from switch below the knife on Tuesday.

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Barnes’ injury is the most up-to-the-minute in a lengthy line of first-crew gamers lacking for Rodgers, with Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, James Maddison, Wesley Fofana, James Justin and Wes Morgan all sidelined.

With so many absentees, Rodgers feels Leicester believe up to now surpassed their achievements of this stage final 300 and sixty five days.

They for the time being sit down third after 26 games – true as they did final term – nonetheless believe gathered one point fewer, with Rodgers now enthusiastic to kick on after Leicester dropped out of the tip four on the final day of the Premier League campaign.

“I imagine so, in phrases of unless this point yes,” he answered when asked if the fresh injury direct meant his aspect believe been having a more in-depth season up to now.

“Now we believe had injuries in spite of all the pieces nonetheless we’ve also had European soccer to take care of and I obtain we stare it with some groups that it is going to demonstrate no longer easy nonetheless the gamers believe been fully shiny up unless this point.

“But we haven’t completed anything else but, other folks talk about the tip four nonetheless for me, my attitude is that we’re no longer in the tip four unless we stare where we are at after the final sport of the season.

“There is nothing to lose then on memoir of we haven’t obtained anything else but, you believe got gotten to win to the cease of the season and stare where you enact in Might well and take a look at it from there.

“There are 12 games to switch and it is a job now over these subsequent three months and it is something we’ll bask in and revel in.”

Leicester commute to Burnley on Wednesday evening with two more gamers continuing to nurse niggles and play by the effort.

Rodgers revealed Jamie Vardy used to be struggling from a sore groin following the Arsenal sport nonetheless will seemingly be shiny for the day out to Turf Moor, as will defender Jonny Evans – who got here off after 69 minutes in opposition to the Gunners.

“He’ll believe a scan later this day true to sight where that’s at,” Rodgers said of an ongoing calf direct for the extinct Manchester United participant. “Jonny’s from the outmoded college, he’ll play by anything else and all the pieces to relief out his crew.

“It’s been a controversy for a few weeks and, early in the game the day long gone by, it used to be traumatic it as a lot as a point where, later on, he couldn’t continue. We’ll win a scan completed on that this day and stare where he’s at.”

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