Injury expert names Fofana's exact comeback date after spotting 'great sign' at Leicester
Wesley Fofana could potentially make his long-awaited Leicester City comeback on Boxing Day.
So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Fofana has been out of action since he sustained a fractured fibula and damaged ankle ligaments in a pre-season clash against Villarreal in August.
The 24-year-old defender took to Twitter to post a video compilation of him training with a ball at his feet on 10 November.
It is a major step forward in the Frenchman’s recovery after initial estimates that he could be out until February or March next year.
Dinnery claims that Fofana is way ahead of schedule in terms of his rehabilitation and could return for the second half of the season.
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“The initial timeline from the club was never definitive,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“They originally announced it would be four to eight months. A lot of that would depend on the player’s response to treatment.
“At the moment, there is optimism he could return around that Christmas period, maybe Boxing Day or New Year.
“That’s great news. It is certainly an indication that he will have been out for around four or five months, which is the best-case scenario.
“This is a sign that the rehab process has gone really well, really smooth.
“Kudos to the player and also the club in terms of how that injury has been managed.
“The player has to remain focused when returning from a long-term injury because it’s a lonely road back.“