March 28, 2018 / 5:13 PM / a month ago

Soccer: Leicester striker Iheanacho suffers broken hand

(Reuters) - Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho missed Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat by Serbia after breaking a bone in his hand before the friendly on Tuesday, national team coach Gernot Rohr said.

Soccer Football - FA Cup Quarter Final - Leicester City vs Chelsea - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - March 18, 2018 Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Iheanacho is set to be assessed by Leicester’s medical team ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

“Unfortunately, we have one broken hand,” Nigeria boss Rohr said before Tuesday’s game. “This player cannot play. He has fractured the first metacarpal. This is Kelechi Iheanacho.”

Iheanacho moved to Leicester from Manchester City after signing a five-year contract in the close season. The 21-year-old has struggled to cement his place in the team and has one goal from 15 league appearances this campaign.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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