English Premiership

Iheanacho in Foxes squad despite fractured hand

2018-03-29 10:41
Kelechi Iheanacho.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to be available despite suffering a broken hand while on international duty with Nigeria.

The 21-year-old started for the Super Eagles in the 1-0 friendly win against Poland at Stadion Miejski on Friday, but picked up the hand injury ahead of Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Serbia.

Iheanacho did not make the match-day squad for the Serbia clash at The Hive Stadium in London, where a brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Nigeria a defeat.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Roar confirmed the injury just before the Serbia game, and Leicester will assess the damage on Thursday when their striker returns to the club ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Brighton.

"Unfortunately, we have one broken hand," said Rohr, according to the Leicester Mercury. "This player cannot play. He has fractured the first metacarpal. This is Kelechi Iheanacho, so he will not be with us."

Kick-off is at 16:00 (SA time).

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