Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to be excluded from Craig Shakespeare’s matchday squad to face Brighton Saturday.
The Leicester City Manager revealed that Kelechi picked up a toe injury during their final pre-season game against Borussia Monchengladbach, but still introduced him in their season opener which they lost to Arsenal.
The manager further stated that the £25million summer signing from Manchester City, has been playing with discomfort and is yet to reach full fitness level because of his late start with the team.
“He can run but not at full pelt. Striking a ball, if he catches it wrong on his toe, it’s a problem. So sometimes he’s getting a lot of discomfort, so we’re trying to manage that as best as we can. It’s a natural thing for most players in terms of a specialist in that area. It’s really just a second opinion.”, he concluded.
The Foxes, however, will have the Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi, and Ahmed Musa available for selection. The latter is rumored to be on the verge of a loan move to Championship side, Hull City.