Iheanacho to return to Leicester training this week
Kelechi Iheanacho is set to return to training at Leicester City this week even as the Nigerian forward will miss tonight’s Premier League game against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho was replaced by Dennis Praet in the 82nd minute after sustaining a muscle injury in the Foxes 1-1 draw against Leeds United in a Premier League fixture at Elland Road on April 25.
The Nigerian international has missed Leicester’s last two games since copping the injury and he will certainly miss a third when the relegation-threatened Foxes battle Liverpool tonight.
But despite Leicester chief coach, Dean Smith expressing fears that the 26-year-old could be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, it now looks like he will be back very soon.
That is after Smith offered a positive injury update on the striker. “Hopefully, he is due to training early this week rather than later,” the club’s manager told a press conference.
“We thought he’d only have a build-up of two days before the Newcastle United game but he is well ahead of schedule which is pleasing for us.”
Iheanacho will therefore be fit for both of the Foxes’ matches against Newcastle on May 22 as well as their last game of the season versus West Ham United on May 28.
Despite his early struggles with the team under former gaffer, Brendan Rodgers, Iheanacho has managed to establish himself as an important member of the Leicester squad in the last few weeks.