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Leicester defender Fofana confirms he broke his leg towards Villarreal & is ready for prolonged absence

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The central defender was stretched in the 3-2 victory of the Füchse over the defending champion of the Europa League and is a long time ago on the sidelines

Wesley Fofana has confirmed he broke a leg while Leicester City beat Villarreal. The Frenchman admits he doesn’t know when he’ll be back.

The center-back was stretched with a broken fibula in Brendan Rodgers’ 3-2 win over the Europa League title on Wednesday at King Power Stadium.

Now the defender has used social media to thank the well-wishers for their support, while vowing to come back stronger after a long absence.

What was said

“Hi guys, thank you very much for all of your messages,” Fofana wrote in a post Instagram, complete with a picture of him smiling on a medical bed.

“Today is a bad day, but I am [at] a great club with a wonderful medical team. I will give you news as […] as soon as i have a definitive diagnosis.

“We already know that I have a broken fibula. I’ll come” [back] soon and stronger; Do not worry.”

The bigger picture

The blow of losing the 20-year-old, signed by Saint-Etienne last year and a key member of the Foxes squad that won the FA Cup title at Wembley last season, puts Rodgers in with the upcoming new season faced further problems.

With veteran Jonny Evans likely to miss the start of the campaign as well – alongside Wes Morgan’s resignation and the departure of Christian Fuchs – it will spark a feverish search for new defensive options at King Power Stadium.

With the FA Community Shield against Manchester City coming up this weekend, there will be little time to bring in new faces before the season opener – but Leicester is hoping to strengthen its ranks before the transfer window closes.

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