Leicester City hit by coronavirus fears and injury problems

March 12, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Champions League chasing Leicester City have been hit with some significant problems, with three of their players having displayed symptoms of coronavirus and a further two being ruled out through injury.

Foxes boss, Brendan Rodgers, revealed in his press conference on Thursday afternoon that three of his players had gone into self isolation as a precautionary measure after displaying mild symptoms of the virus.

He said: “We’ve had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus). We’ve followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad.

“We’ve self-isolated the three of them and we’ll see how that develops in the next couple of days.

“This is about health, this is more than football. This is about players and their families, so any risks that are there for their health and everyone else’s, we have to mitigate against that.

“The game is all about the players and the fans. If you have one of those not there, it’s obviously not the same.”

The East-Midlanders have also been dealt significant blows on the injury front. Right-back Ricardo Pereira, who has been in sparkling form all campaign long, has had his season ended through an anterior cruciate ligament injury. James Maddison is also set to be ruled out for a few weeks with a calf problem.

It remains to be seen how fears over coronavirus will impact the Leicester squad going forwards but they remain set to play Watford in the Premier League this weekend. They are at odds of 7/5 with Betfair to win the game at Vicarage Road.

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