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Leicester Suffer Injury Blow As Kasper Schmeichel Ruled Out For A Month With Broken Foot

Foxes star to undergo metatarsal operation.

Leicester City’s quest for survival has taken a significant hit this week after star goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will be out for at least a month with a broken metatarsal, the BBC reports.

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The Denmark international, 28, suffered the blow in training on Thursday and will have an operation on Friday.

The Foxes will now be forced to turn to substitute stopper Ben Hamer to deputise, and he will start against Manchester City this weekend.

“An optimistic view for Kasper would be four to six weeks, but it could be longer,” said Foxes boss Nigel Pearson.

“It’s very unfortunate, clearly the lad is distressed about it and he will be a miss for us but, again, you have to deal with it. We can’t change it.”

Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds United in 2011, and recently signed a new contract with the Foxes over the summer despite some serious interest from a number of more established Premier League sides.

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