Leicester City defender James Justin is expected to miss the rest of the season due to an Achilles rupture.
Justin gave the Foxes a half-time lead over Newport County in Tuesday’s EFL Cup clash, but he had to be stretchered off after an hour.
Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, has subsequently announced that Justin has ruptured his Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season.
Rodgers told reporters on Thursday: “Sadly he is having an operation tonight, he has ruptured his Achilles. It is a huge disappointment for us all, having been out before and coming back and getting back to his level.
“He probably would have been close to Gareth’s plans. We were all hugely disappointed for him after the game. That’s two players we have lost to that injury this season.
“He will have his operation this evening and it will probably put him out for the rest of the season. We will see how he recovers and go from there.
“We wish him a speedy recovery, he is an important player and hopefully he can get back bigger and stronger.”
Justin returned in January from a cruciate ligament injury, which kept him out for 11 months, but he is now set for another length spell on the sideline.
However, with Justin unavailable, Kieran Trippier is expected to be an alternative to Luke Shaw at left wing-back.