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Leicester: James Justin ruled out for the rest of the season

Leicester: James Justin ruled out for the rest of the season -Leicester City News

Leicester City defender James Justin is ‘set to miss’ the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, according to journalist John Percy.

The Lowdown: Justin injured in midweek

The full-back has enjoyed a successful opening to the 2022/23 campaign, starting all 14 of his side’s Premier League games so far, although he has now suffered a hugely unfortunate setback.

Brendan Rodgers named the 24-year-old in his team for the 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Newport County in midweek, but Justin was stretchered off partway through the match, and the news on his injury is not positive.

The Latest: Surgery required

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Percy confirmed that Justin would require surgery and likely won’t feature again before the end of the campaign as a result.

He tweeted: “Some bad news from Leicester – James Justin set to miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles. Operation tonight. Bitterly disappointing for JJ, who was in great form, and #lcfc.”

The Verdict: Blow for Rodgers

Last year, Justin sustained a serious knee injury and was out for 11 months before returning to action, so losing him for another significant length of time will be a huge blow for him and also for Rodgers.

The Luton native was averaging 2.6 clearances, 1.6 successful aerial duels and 1.4 tackles per league 90 minutes prior to his injury, along with having two goal contributions to his name (WhoScored).

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Those figures see him ranked fourth for aerial duels won and third for clearances made among the Leicester squad (WhoScored).

The Foxes have gained a little bit of momentum of late, but it’s important that they enter the January transfer window looking for a replacement for the stricken 24-year-old if they want to maintain that heading into the second half of the season.


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