Conference League

Leicester’s Timothy Castagne will be available for second leg in Rome

John Solano

Leicester City breathed a sigh of relief today regarding the status of fullback Timothy Castagne after he was forced off early in the first half against Roma.

The Belgian tweaked his groin during yesterday’s Conference League clash against the Giallorossi and there were fears he’d miss the remainder of the season.

However, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers revealed scans came back clear and the ex-Atalanta man should be ready for next week’s showdown in Rome.

“Castagne came off yesterday but he’s had a scan today and everything’s fine and all clear so that’s good, Rodgers told reporters today.

“Thankfully everyone’s fit and healthy following yesterday’s game. As for Vardy, he’s doing well. It’s good for him to get another 60 minutes.”

“He’ll have to recover well now and we’ll decide if it’s too much of a risk to involve him at the weekend–to start, or bring him into the game, or keep him fresh for next Thursday.”

“There’s so many aspects to it. It’s not just about being fit to play 90 minutes. You’ve got to be able to play and perform.”

Adding, “With all the games we’re having to play, it takes that little bit extra time to recover of course. We’ll see how he is.”

“It was a really good performance from us last night. You obviously have to re-energise and recover as best you can. Our schedule over the last number of weeks has, of course, been very challenging, but it’s what you want.”

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