Daniel Amartey: Leicester Metropolis boss Rodgers on Ghana defender’s new harm
Leicester Metropolis face an anxious wait over the following couple of days over the health of Ghana defender Daniel Amartey who sustained an harm throughout Sunday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat to West Ham United.
In his third aggressive recreation since coming back from a two-year lay-off, the centre-back was substituted within the fifty fifth minute of the matchweek 4 fixture after showing to have picked up an harm.
“It seems to be like his hamstring, however we’ll get affirmation within the subsequent couple of days,” Rodgers stated after the sport, as reported by his membership’s official web site.
Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals put West Ham 2-0 up within the first half earlier than Jarrod Bowen netted seven minutes to full-time to seal three factors for the guests.
“I felt that from the primary whistle – we had some good moments within the first half – defensively, we weren’t aggressive sufficient. I stated to the gamers at half-time that we would have liked to get into competition,” Rodgers added.
“We’re about aggression and getting as much as folks, particularly once they defend deep and their recreation plan is to interrupt up our strain. You need to be actually good on the counter-press and we had been nowhere close to it in that side.
“That gave them alternatives to interrupt out. We nonetheless had good moments within the first half the place we performed by way of them, we simply lacked the standard within the last cross to make it rely.”
Sunday’s harm might be a large setback for Amartey who hoped to regain full match health with a run of video games and cement a everlasting place within the Leicester set-up after a two-year absence.
Whereas in Premier League motion – coincidentally in opposition to West Ham – in October 2018, the 25-year-old sustained an ankle harm, a state of affairs that might see him out of the membership’s first staff till this season.
He impressed on his return in a pre-season pleasant in opposition to Blackburn Rovers, scoring on the day, and has gone on to play in every of The Foxes’ final three video games in all competitions, together with the membership’s sensational 5-2 league overcome Manchester Metropolis on matchday three.
The Accra-born participant was signed from Danish fold FC Copenhagen in 2016.
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