Leicester Dealt Blow As Midfielder Ruled Out After Hamstring Problem

Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury, Claudio Ranieri has confirmed.

The 24-year-old was forced to get replaced by Andy King after 70 minutes in their 1-0 win over Norwich City last Saturday, and is set to miss Leicester City’s game against West Brom and Watford, according to manager Claudio Ranieri.

He said: “We lose him for the next two matches. I hope only two. It’s a little painful, he suffered during all of the season and now we want to give him some rest. Two matches and he can restart.

“All the season he had a problem with the other leg and now this time the new leg. Maybe he made a compensation and charged too much on the other leg.

“He has been extraordinary but I am very confident because we played King and he has started very well. I am very confident with him.

“Let me now play and then I will tell you what I will lose (from Kante). N’Golo recovers a lot of balls but not only this, he starts the counter-attack. I am very confident Drinky (Danny Drinkwater) and Kingy could be the same, they are doing very well.”

Kante has already featured 30 times for the league leaders in all competitions this season, and has also scored once in November’s 2-1 win over Watford, while managing to provide three assists.


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