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Leicester City are set to face Burnley on Wednesday, as the Premier League action continues.
And ahead of the game here are the latest injury updates for the Foxes.
James Maddison could be back to training on the grass by the end of the week as part of his recovery from a hip problem.
The 24-year-old has missed Leicester’s last two games, defeats to Slavia Prague and Arsenal, with a hip issue.
On his pre-game press conference, head coach Brendan Rodgers said:
“He’s (Maddison) feeling better, so we’re hoping later on in the week he can get some movement out on the grass.
“I don’t believe so (he’s available for the weekend’s game at Brighton). Speaking with the medical team, they are hoping to have him on the gras, being able to run and to do some movement patterns, but I don’t think it’s kicking the ball, so I wouldn’t want to forecast that for the weekend.
“We’ll get him out on the grass and then we’ll see from there.”
Meanwhile, Harvey Barnes will undergo surgery before a six-week lay-off.
“We’re hopeful he will go in for surgery tomorrow,” Rodgers said on Barnes. “Part of the patella has separated in the knee. That’s come away so that’s a repair job.
“Hopefully he can be back in six weeks. It’s much better news than what it could have been, especially with the likes of JJ (James Justin) and what he had.
“Hopefully he’s close to playing by that stage (six-week mark). It’s a clean-up of the knee, and then about working his way back.”
Jonny Evans is also on the injury shortlist, as he needs a scan on his calf.
On Evans, Rodgers added: “He’ll have a scan later today to see where that’s at.
“Jonny is from the old school, he’ll play through anything and everything to help out his team.
“It’s been an issue for a few weeks and early in the game it was aggravating him to a point where he couldn’t continue. We’ll get a scan on that and then we’ll see where he’s at.”
The Foxes boss has also confirmed that Jamie Vardy is fine, and will be in contention to face Burnley, despite struggling against Arsenal due to a groin problem.
“He had a sharp reaction but nothing more than that,” Rodgers said on his number nine. “He went on and played the game.
“Like all players, the day after, he’s a bit stiff. But I don’t think there’s anything more than soreness.
“I believe so (he’s fit to play against Burnley). There’s been nothing reported from the medical team this morning that says he isn’t.”
James Justin, Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet and Wes Morgan are also on Leicester’s current injury list, while Wesley Fofana is back in training and could provide with a timely boost ahead of their trip to Burnley on Wednesday.