Even Jamie Vardy couldn’t party himself out of the England lineup – what does that say about Wes Morgan?
32-year-old Leicester City captain Wes Morgan was supposed to represent his home nation Jamaica in today’s Copa America Centenario match against Venezuela. Unfortunately, the Leicester star could not join his team today as he was all partied out.
Per the Metro, Jamaica manager Winfried Schafer revealed that Morgan was pulled from the Reggae Boyz starting lineup for their Copa America opener against Venezuela after he showed up tired and failed to train this past week – a result of excessive partying in London and Thailand in celebration of Leicester City’s BPL title win.
‘Morgan has come, but he is tired, that is clear,’ he said.
‘All week he has not trained.
‘He partied in London and Thailand, but I am very happy he is here.’
Schafer didn’t rule Morgan out of the second game against Mexico, but said it would have been too hard to play him against Venezuela.
‘Maybe he can help in the second match, but not the first match because it is too difficult.’
Morgan had one of the best years of his career this past season as he helped lead Leicester City to an improbably Premier League title win. He earned PFA Team of the Year honours and has only missed one game in the past two seasons.
Morgan was eventually used in the game as a first-half substitute for Kemar Lawrence.
Follow Jonathan Machlin on Twitter @jtmlovessports