By Sedara Philip
Kelechi Iheanacho is set to miss the remainder of the 2022/23 Premier League season due to injury.
Iheanacho copped the injury in Leicester City’s 1-1 draw against Leeds United on Tuesday.
The Foxes manager, Dean Smith announced the severity of the injury during Friday’s press conference.
“He’s got a tear in his adductor muscle,” Smith informed the media.
“He’s out for a number of weeks. I’m not going to rule him out for the rest of the season, but it’s going to be tough to get him back. Hopefully, we can.”
Iheanacho has scored two goals in his last three appearances for the former Premier League champions.
The 26-year-old played a key role in the equalising goal against Leeds United at Elland Road.
Smith admitted the Nigerian’s injury is a big blow for his side.
“It’s a blow. He came on at half-time against Man City and did ever so well. He played really well in the Wolves game as well. He scored the penalty and created chances,” he said.
“His all-round displays have been really good, so it’ll be a loss, but it’s an opportunity for others.”
Leicester City will face Everton in their next Premier League game on Monday.