Foot – England – Leicester – James Maddison (Leicester) out against Aston Villa to preserve his hip

England – Leicester

Leicester playmaker and England international James Maddison had to give up his place against Aston Villa on Sunday, after scoring a goal, due to a lingering hip problem according to his coach.

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers said playmaker James Maddison was replaced as a precaution in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League win at Aston Villa. In question, a recurring hip problem which had sidelined him at the end of last season.

The 24-year-old England international, who missed Leicester’s last six games of the 2019-2020 campaign precisely because of a hip problem requiring surgery, opened the scoring at Villa Park but was replaced by Nampalys Mendy shortly after the hour of play.

Already 11 goals and 10 assists

Rodgers said Maddison, author of 11 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season, will be reviewed ahead of Thursday’s Europa League second leg against Slavia Prague (0-0 in the first leg). ” It was his hip. He had this problem last season for a while. He felt it in the game, so we had to replace him as a precaution not to make things worse. We will see later how he is ”Rodgers said.

Leicester are third with 49 points in 25 matches, 10 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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