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SHOCKER! Leicester fullback Ricardo Pereira suffers (another) huge injury blow

Leicester City fullback Ricardo Pereira has suffered another heavy injury blow.

Pereira is set to be out for six months with a ruptured achilles.

The defender was withdrawn from the 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Sevilla at the King Power Stadium on Sunday and has undergone an operation on his achilles this week.

Speaking at his first Premier League pre-match press conference of the season, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the Portuguese's injury and stated what a big miss he'll be for the side.

"Sadly, Ricardo Pereira will be out up to six months," the Leicester boss said.

"He ruptured his achilles, which is just such a shame because a lot of our game idea over the summer was based around full-backs and him in particular. He was looking so good. It's a massive blow to him. He had his operation last night and he'll recover now, get strong again and come back better I'm sure.

"He'll be a big miss for us but we have to push on."

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