By Ben Dinnery

20th Oct, 2021 | 12:00pm

Injury expert issues 'alarming' Evans prediction after Leicester update

Leicester City defender Jonny Evans will continue to break down just as he did against Man United if his foot injury is managed incorrectly.

That is according to injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Evans, who was making his first league start since April, limped off after 88 minutes in the 4-2 victory over United on 16 October.

As per Leicestershire Live three days later, Brendan Rodgers revealed Evans had suffered from cramp but had “no bad reaction” in the aftermath.

The Foxes boss claimed he was optimistic that the defender would be fit for today’s (20 October) Europa League clash away to Spartak Moscow.

But Dinnery predicts that Rodgers will need to manage Evans cautiously to avoid a repeat of last weekend.

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“There is definitely the risk that this could happen again,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“The backroom staff and the medical department will be fully aware that he could break down again. That’s alarming, if you’re Brendan Rodgers.

“The foot problem is an ongoing problem that needs to be managed. That’s having an impact on minutes in training.

“We’re getting to a stage now where Rodgers may be prioritising games ahead of training.

“It’s a fine balancing act. It’s about a tailor-made programme in order to minimise any inflammation around the foot.

“They need Evans available. Fofana is out and Vestergaard hasn’t hit the ground running, though he has had his own injury problems as well.

“But fatigue is one of the big risk factors in soft tissue problems, muscle tears etcetera.

“So Evans may well be managed through games while this problem is ongoing.”

In other news, pundit tips Newcastle to sign Leicester City defender Fofana after contact reported.