LEICESTER star Wesley Fofana has suffered a serious injury during a pre-season friendly against Villareal.
The centre-back was slumped on the turf for a lengthy period of time as he received medical attention from the physios.
Wesley Fofana received medical treatment from physios on the pitch
Fofana posted a photo of himself lying on the stretcher on his Instagram story
Fofana was tackled by Villareal ace Nino during the second half and sustained a nasty-looking injury to his left leg which could potentially keep him out for most of the season.
The defender’s leg appeared to get trapped under Nino’s body, with Fofana falling awkwardly as a result.
He received oxygen while being stretchered off the pitch before the match resumed play.
Youngster Ben Nelson took his place, with the Foxes’ social media team wishing Fofana well.
Team-mates such as Kelechi Iheanacho has their hands on their heads, clearly shocked by the injury to Fofana.
Early signs suggest the injury could be a bad one, possibly keeping Fofana out for a significant period.
Fofana has become a key player under Brendan Rodgers, featuring 38 times in all competitions last season
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That will be a blow for Brendan Rodgers, as Fofana had proven himself a key defender last season after signing from St. Etienne.
Leicester could now begin the season with Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu as their starting centre-backs.
The Foxes ran out 3-2 winners over Villareal, having led 3-0 at the time of Fofana’s injury.
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