Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi will have surgical procedure on the groin injury he suffered in Sunday’s win over Burnley.
The 23-year-old will be out for as much as 12 weeks after the procedure on the adductor injury, which will possibly take place on Saturday.
The Nigerian had been running as a makeshift main defender in the absence of the damaged Jonny Evans.
” It’s simply unfortunate – it’s come right off the bone,” said boss Brendan Rodgers. “He’s a substantial gamer for us.”
He added: “I’m certain he’ll make a truly good recovery and we’ll invite him when he returns, however there’s no question he’s a miss.”
Leicester have won both of their league matches this season, to leave them leading of the Premier League on goal difference.