An update has been given on Leicester’s Wesley Fofana after he suffered a gruesome injury in a horror tackle on Wednesday night.
Brendan Rodgers’ side played host to Villarreal in a pre-season friendly, however the Foxes’ 3-2 win against the La Liga outfit was marred.
Fofana has already confirmed overnight that he has broken his leg as the centre-back was left laid getting treatment on the King Power turf for a lengthy period of time.
After Villarreal forward Fer Nino brought the 20-year-old French defender down, he received medical attention from the physios before being rushed to hospital, updating his fans and social media followers along the way.
He was seen given oxygen, before being stretchered off to applause in front of a crowd of over 17,000 fans.
He wrote via his Instagram account: “Hello guys, many thanks for all your messages.
“It is a bad day today but I am in a tremendous club with a wonderful medical team.
“I will give you news as a soon as I have a final diagnosis but we already know that I have a fibula fracture.
“I will come soon and stronger: do not worry 😘 #PourEux“
Horrific tackle get well soon Wesley Fofana ❤️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Vcg2NIG1eK
— mohamed 🍥 (@Mohamed_therad) August 4, 2021
With the Community Shield fixture against Manchester City on Saturday and the new Premier League season just 10 days away, Rodgers faces an anxious wait to discover more on the extent of the injury.
The injury could be a big a blow as Fofana had proven himself a key defender last term after signing from Saint-Etienne.
Leicester could now begin the season with Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu as their starting centre-backs – if the Northern Irishman can get himself fully fit for the visit of Wolves the following Saturday.
Fofana’s shocked team-mates rushed to his side with Caglar Soyuncu looking visibly shaken by the incident he had just witnessed.
Kelechi Iheanacho could also be seen with his hands on his head.
To add insult to injury, Nino went on to score for the Europa League winners and was loudly jeered by Foxes fans who were outraged by the challenge.
Jamie Vardy commented online: “You’ll be back stronger and better.”
James Justin wrote to him: “Back stronger brother.”
Luke Thomas added a series of heart emojis as the well-wishes poured in for the talented France Under-21 international.
As an update is given on Leicester’s Fofana after the gruesome injury in what was a horror tackle, fans reacted…
@renato_sun: What pisses me off the most is how Fernando Nino was not sent off. Not even a yellow card…
@Kielos85: Not even a free kick
@Mohamed_therad: It’s a freaking friendly absolutely disgusting
@markgoldbridge: That Fofana injury is disgusting in a friendly. Villareal player should be banned as long as Fofana is out injured. Infuriating his prats are putting in tackles like that in pre season
@ollieMUFC__: Horrifying tackle… Hope he’s back soon
@mathias_monsen: @snell77 wtf in a friendly match. Broke his ankle
@Fanofvalentina3: Very sad for him great talent that challenge was ridiculous for a pre season game…
@wayne_gooner: Horrible tackle hope he recovers quickly
@RS_Belgravia: That was absolutely disgusting, no need to go for that tackle in a friendly ffs.
@Stebbitnitram: Has to be retrospective punishment for Nino. That was a nasty, brutal challenge just moments after Fofana had taken the ball off him. 10 match ban minimum.
@JayFowler_7: That’s a shocking tackle
@liamwardfrank: Absolute scandal of a tackle for a preseason friendly.
@paulifd: Disgraceful tackle. Season over. Scum tackle.#lcfc
@ElliotMackness: I can’t even process how you consider doing that sort of tackle at any point in preseason or a season. Disgusting.
@TheBarcaJournal: why ffs it’s a friendly
@keane_cottle: that’s disgusting, what’s the point of a scissor tackle in a bloody friendly
@AndersIaw: A scissor tackle can never, under any circumstances, be even remotely close to a “perfect tackle”. Reckless play and endangering
@JakeKwan7: Disgusting tackle, there has to be a punishment to reflect the stupidity of that challenge in a friendly.
@Kulz83: That cunt shud be banned for the same amount of time he is out injured – despicable that
@GGHop: Nino should be banned until Fofana recovers from injury and makes his competitive return. That is fair. Onto @UEFA balls in your court now!
@RealPRparty: Hate to see this. Young talented player probably out for the season :/ really should suspend the player responsible shouldnt be seeing this in pre season…
@Lurch1307: A joke of a tackle. Friendlies are for fitness not for potentially ruining careers
@Iosblancocarlo: Disgusting tackle especially when you consider it’s a friendly. Some sort of suspension should be considered.
@s_standley: Shocking tackle will cost us big time.
@mattftfc: reaction says it all. gutted for him and for leicester. big player and only recently returned from injury as well.
@RichTheSkip1: Hope it’s not as bad as first seems, top player! Love watching him play when I see Leicester. Gonna be one of the best in the world. Unreal talent
@andy_maguire: Damn tough that he had great season for Leicester last season. Wish him speedy recovery
@OJSLCFC: Disgusting challenge and Nino needs to be suspended.
@rebekkarnold: Absolutely disgusting scenes
@Bowiee1717: Fuckin’ell! I got tackled this way in a pre season training, was lucky with 4 months off but somehow didn’t broke my ankle. It’s madness man even on competetive games, disgraceful.
Get well soon @Wesley_Fofanaa
@_AshWilliams83: Who’s doing a f’n scissor tackle in pre season? You should never go one but for a player to lose his head in a friendly and injure an opponent is insane. Hope he recovers ASAP.
“Potentially serious” pic.twitter.com/oOVxVRlN9k
— Harrison Walker (@Harrison_241199) August 4, 2021