Leicester’s Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira will be out of action for “up to six months” after undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon, his coach Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.
The right-back was injured in the ‘Foxes’ victory over Sevilla (1-0), on Saturday, in a friendly.
“Unfortunately, Ricardo Pereira will be out for up to six months due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. A lot of our idea of playing revolved around our defense and him in particular,” lamented Brendan Rodgers at a press conference, wishing he could see the 28-year-old player “get back in top shape”.
For Ricardo Pereira, who left Nice for Leicester in 2018, this defeat is a heavy blow after having already been out of the field for nine months in 2020. On that occasion the player suffered a torn cruciate ligament in his knee.
Leicester, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, kick off their official season on Sunday against Brentford.