Leicester City defender James Justin will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee damage that requires surgical procedure, supervisor Brendan Rodgers stated on Friday.
The 22-year-old, who has performed in 31 video games in all competitions this season, broken his anterior cruciate ligament within the 1-0 victory over Brighton within the FA Cup on Wednesday.
“It’s a massive blow for us,” Rodgers stated.
“He’s been so robust. He’s the one player that’s virtually played nearly every game since he’s come in, in a variety of positions, and performed at a very, very high level,” Rodgers added.
Justin had been strolling round after Wednesday’s sport, giving hope that the damage wasn’t critical, however scans revealed the harm.
He had began all 23 Premier League video games this season, scoring twice and including two assists and scored in a 2-0 victory over Fulham on February 6.