Leicester City: Injured midfielder Anthony Knockaert is major doubt for Wolves clash
Winger Anthony Knockaert is a major doubt for Leicester City’s clash with Wolves tomorrow night.
The Frenchman has been nursing an ankle injury he picked up against Bristol City earlier this month.
After missing last week’s FA Cup tie at Huddersfield, City manager Nigel Pearson said Knockaert was his biggest injury concern ahead of the visit of struggling Wolves.
Pearson said there were a few players who would be assessed ahead of the game.
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However, there was some good news for City as Pearson confirmed that defender Sean St Ledger had made his return after a problematic hamstring injury.
“Anthony is doubtful,” said Pearson. “He has had a scan on his ankle.
“We just have to see how he progresses between now and Thursday.
“It doesn’t give us much time to get him fit, but we will see how he is.
“We will have another look at the minor knocks we have had and manage those as best we can. Anthony is the main doubt at this point.”
Pearson said it was great news that St Ledger managed 45 minutes in the development squad’s 1-1 draw at Leeds on Monday, but warned he would not rush the Republic of Ireland international back into first-team action after he injured his hamstring against Bristol City on October 6.
“Sean played half a game on Monday but he has a long way to go,” said Pearson.
“He is training and has had some pitch-time, but he has had a long time out now. We have to get the balance right.
“I don’t want people to start putting huge expectation on him being back in the next week or so, because that is not going to happen. But it was good to get him in and around the players and he will feel a lot better in himself for getting some pitch-time.
“That is always important in a player’s rehabilitation.”
City’s other injury absentee will be Zak Whitbread, who is on his way back after a calf injury.