By Ben Dinnery

26th Sep, 2021 | 10:29am

Injury expert: Evans could undergo operation after Leicester confession

There is a possibility that Leicester City centre-back Jonny Evans may require surgery on his recurring foot injury.

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

Evans managed his first full 90 minutes since the back end of last season in the 2-0 League Cup win over Millwall on 22 September.

However, the 33-year-old defender did not return to the first XI for the 2-2 draw with Burnley at the King Power Stadium three days later.

As quoted by the Independent on 25 September, Brendan Rodgers admitted: “It’s about managing that process and seeing how the foot reacts.”

And Dinnery warns that Evans may need surgery if his injury flares up again.

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“This is a really tough injury to manage,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“It’s a painful foot condition called plantar fasciitis. It will be managed on a day-to-day basis.

“It affected him towards the back end of last season. That culminated in him being withdrawn in the first half of the FA Cup final.

“It’s one of those where he could train for five days, be absolutely fine and then have some kind of reaction overnight.

“This inflammation can rule him out of a game, but it’s not like a hamstring injury that if you rush could keep you out for weeks.

“It’s one of those that can be played through, but that depends on whether he can cope with the pain.

“There are some instances where it can require surgery, though there is no mention of that at the moment.”

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