‘Worst-case scenario’ injury update for Callum Doyle as Leicester City is hit
Enzo Maresca understands that his team must adjust to the loss of a player who had played every minute up until halftime at the weekend because the Manchester City loanee has sustained a long-term injury.
The “worst-case scenario” according to Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca is that Callum Doyle will be out for a significant amount of time.
The loanee from Manchester City departed the King Power Stadium over the weekend using crutches and wearing a leg brace to preserve his left knee. He had been replaced during City’s 1-0 victory over Bristol City at the break.
Doyle underwent an MRI on Monday, and while additional tests are required to determine the exact nature of the problem and how long he will be away, Maresca does not anticipate having him available for some time. Doyle is the only left-footed defender on the team, which is a blow.
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At his presser on Tuesday, Maresca remarked, “Unfortunately, it’s not good.” “We anticipate his being away for a while. How long exactly is unknown.
Football players are aware that such events may occur. It’s his first significant wound. He was under my care for three years and never got hurt. He participated in every game for Sunderland. He engaged in all game play while at Coventry. What is, is what is.
They are checking things out. They just informed me that although we don’t know the precise kind of the injury or the duration, it might take a while.
“I’m not sure if that represents the worst case for us. In most positions, we have two players per position. Callum is left-footed, hence he is likely the only position where we only have one player. We’ll figure something out. We’ll modify.
Give James Justin more playing time as a possible option. Although not left-footed, the England international replaced Doyle against Bristol City at halftime, and he has excelled in each of his appearances this season.
“(Justin) played already twice in the cup,” Maresca continued. He made three defenders against Southampton, but he played on the right side because he had a right foot. Against Bristol City, we tried him on the left side and he did really well. He might fit one of our profiles.