Leicester have been dealt a double injury blow on the eve of the Premier League season with Ricardo Pereira set for six months out and Harvey Barnes sidelined.
The Foxes are the only club to have not made a summer signing ahead of the new campaign which got underway Friday with Arsenal beginning on a winning note thanks to a two goal victory over Crystal Palace. Leicester will host Brentford in their opening fixture on Sunday at 2pm.
Full-back Pereira is now set for a long spell on the sidelines having ruptured his achilles in Leicester’s final pre-season friendly on Sunday, a 1-0 win over Sevilla. The 28-year-old had surgery on the injury yesterday.
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Brendan Rodgers will also be without winger Harvey Barnes for a few weeks after the winger picked up a knee injury in the same fixture.
Nice have signed Leicester City captain Kasper Schmeichel, who has left the Foxes after 11 years, and the French club’s fans are thrilled.
Kasper Schmeichel ended his 11-year stay at Leicester on Wednesday by signing for Nice while the Foxes are yet to have made a summer signing.