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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Iheanacho injured in Leicester debut

Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho was substituted in his debut appearance for Leicester because of injury . He also came into the match as a substitute
The Nigerian playmaker who was signed by Leicester from Manchester City for £ 25 million played a pivotal role for his new club in a 2 - 1 defeat of Germany’ s Borussia Moenchengladbach in a pre - season friendly match on Friday .
He played for just 18 minutes and helped in turning the match around .

A minute after he replaced Shinji Okazaki, in the 66 th minute , he set up England international, Jamie Vardy to score the equaliser after the former English champions were trailing their German visitors 0 - 1 .
Eight minutes after , the England striker linked up with Iheanacho again to complete the turnaround in the 74 th minute .

But Nigerian had to be substituted later after sustaining injury as he collided with a German player . He was replaced by Leonardo Ulloa in the 84 th minute

But reports said the injury may not be a serious one as Leicester manager remarked afterwards that the substitution was a mere precautionary move.
Leicester coach Shakespeare , speaking at full -time, told LCFC TV : “ He’s fine in there . He’s getting a bit of a ribbing from the players in terms of him coming off.

“You can see the impact he ’ s had . We’ re just really making sure that was more of a precaution . He hasn ’ t trained very often, he hasn ’t been able to because of circumstance .

“The more minutes he can get on the pitch , the more liable he will be to last 90 minutes . ”

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