Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger seeks expert opinion in Germany
Injury-hit defender Sean St Ledger may be forced to fly to Germany to see a leading specialist in a bid to get his Leicester City career back on track.
The Republic of Ireland international has not featured for City for more than two months after picking up a hamstring injury.
He limped out of the 2-0 victory against Bristol City on October 6 and revealed he has suffered a couple of setbacks in his rehabilitation.
In a bid to solve the persistent injury, St Ledger could now jet to Munich to renowned Germany and Bayern Munich doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.
"It is the worst injury I've ever had," said St Ledger.
"Usually with hamstrings, there's a certain amount of recovery time and then you're okay. But this one is a bit more complicated.
"I attempted to get back into training a couple of times and broke down.
"The problem is that it's bled, and that's stayed in there and is not going away.
"It was a pretty bad hamstring to begin with, so I knew I would be a long time out.
"But I never anticipated that it would be this long, even though the treatment that I've been receiving at Leicester has been first-class.
"I can't do a lot at the moment. I'm just going in every day and taking it easy.
"I might be going to Germany for a second opinion. The last option is to have surgery and have it drained, and that should heal the problem.
"It's not a procedure that happens very often but the option is there."
St Ledger admits he is growing increasingly frustrated at being sidelined but said he wanted to make sure the injury was completely healed before attempting a comeback.
"There's not really much people can say to you when you're injured," he said.
"There are not too many words that can console you.
"When will I be back? I said a few weeks ago that I thought I'd be back in a couple of weeks, and that wasn't the case.
"So this time, I wouldn't want to say. It's been so long already and I just want to take my time and make sure I'm right."