Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has been dealt some good and bad news on the injury front.
The good news is that influential full back Ricardo Pereira appears close to a first team return.
Speaking to Portuguese sports outlet O Jogo, Pereira – who has been out since March with knee ligament damage – claims he is hoping to be back training again within the next two weeks, and back playing competitively within six.
As for the bad news, that also comes at the back for the Foxes, as Caglar Soyuncu’s injury setback looks to be worse than initially feared.
The Turkey defender has been a key component in Leicester’s success over the last 18 months, but he may have to wait until 2021 before he plays his next competitive game.
Foxes gaffer Brendan Rodgers has revealed the 24-year-old has a groin injury in which the “muscle is right off the bone”, with the expected timeframe for recovery around 3 months.
That means the centre back will miss the group stages of Leicester’s Europa League campaign, no doubt a damaging blow to their chances.