Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel out for up to two months with a broken foot

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has revealed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has broken his foot, and could be out for up to two months, reports BBC Sport.

The Foxes’ first-choice shot-stopper suffered the injury in training on Thursday, and will have an operation today. He’d been in fine form for the majority of the season, while having signed a long-term deal in the summer after leading the club to the Premier League, but now City will be without him.

Schmeichel, a Danish international, has a broken metatarsal, and his absence will now likely see Ben Hamer deputise for Leicester’s weekend clash against Manchester City.

“An optimistic view for Kasper would be four to six weeks, but it could be longer. It’s very unfortunate, clearly the lad is distressed about it and he will be a miss for us but, again, you have to deal with it. We can’t change it,” said Pearson.

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