Leicester City suffer a potential blow as James Justin picked up an injury on Wednesday. The Foxes host Liverpool at lunchtime on Saturday.
James Justin suffered an injury on Wednesday but Leicester City don’t yet know how bad it is. The 22-year-old landed awkwardly and jarred his knee.
It came in a 1-0 win for Leicester as they knocked Brighton out of the FA Cup. It took a 93rd-minute winner, though, narrowly avoiding extra-time.
But while that was a real success, the injury to Justin will be a worry. He was stretchered offer, after all.
Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful that it’s not all that bad, however.
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“Hopefully it’s not as bad as first seemed,” Rodgers said, per the Leicester Mercury. “He said he could have walked off. After five minutes in the changing room, it eased up for him
“He just heard something in his knee when he landed. It’s a bit early [to say for sure]. On inspection, the guys are confident there it’s nothing major.
“We will see how he is in the morning. Fingers crossed it’s not as bad as it looked.”
What RTK has to say
Thankfully, it sounds as though Justin isn’t going to be out long-term. That’s the kind of awkward injury that can sometimes prove to be something serious.
But we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want every advantage Liverpool can get right now. Justin is a key player and him not playing increases the Reds’ chances.
The 22-year-old has started every Premier League game this season across a variety of positions. He’s a very, very good player.
Best case? He’s fine but Leicester decide not to risk him. That’s what we’re hoping for.
Get through this game and the next and things look rosier for Liverpool. So as we say, we’ll take every advantage available.