Leicester City sweating over results of Paul Konchesky scan
Leicester City are waiting on the outcome of a scan to determine how long influential left-back Paul Konchesky will be out of action.
Konchesky tore his hamstring in Tuesday's goalless draw at Bolton and underwent the scan yesterday morning.
City manager Nigel Pearson confirmed that Konchesky will definitely miss tomorrow's visit of Nottingham Forest.
Teenage central defender Michael Keane has also undergone a scan on his hamstring after being withdrawn on his debut at the Reebok Stadium as a precaution.
City will review the results before deciding whether the 19-year-old, who is on loan from Manchester United, will be fit to face Forest.
Pearson also confirmed that defender Sean St Ledger and striker Jamie Vardy will again be missing with hamstring and calf injuries respectively, while Richie Wellens has not yet returned from his loan spell at Ipswich.
Wellens is expected to return at the start of next week.
But City do have centre-back Zak Whitbread back from suspension for tomorrow's lunch-time East Midlands derby at the King Power Stadium.
"Paul has had a scan and we are waiting to see whether it is a grade one or grade two tear of the hamstring," said Pearson.
"That will determine how long he is out, but he is definitely missing for tomorrow.
"We have options at left-back though.
"Jeff Schlupp and Ritchie De Laet have both played there, and Lloyd Dyer can play there, so we have cover.
"Having Paul and Sean unavailable is disappointing, but they have still have a big impact on the club because they are positive characters. So I am not too concerned.
"With Michael it is important to make sure that, whatever it was, it didn't develop into a serious injury. But we have to wait for the results of that.
"We have done well to protect our relatively small squad from injury this season, but we can't legislate for injuries that you pick up during games.
"When you have a run of picking up injuries, there is no point being downbeat about it.
"We will manage, and it presents other players with opportunities.
"I have every faith in my players that they will cope with the situation and overcome any obstacles."