Injury-prone Amartey hands Leicester boost

Injury-prone Amartey hands Leicester boost
Daniel Amartey

by Staff Reporter

Monday Dec 07, 2020. 16:04

Ghana international Daniel Amartey has resumed full training according to Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

The defender-cum-midfielder has been out injured since he sustained a hamstring injury during a Premier League encounter with West Ham United in October 2020.

His return has handed the Foxes a boost as they look to mount a serious challenge for this season’s Premier League title.

“[We’ve had] some really good news as Daniel Amartey’s come back in and trained with the team today, which is great news for us,” Rodgers said on the club’s official website.

“He’d worked so hard to come back from his injury and then he was outstanding in his games and, unfortunately, he got injured in the West Ham game.”

However, the Northern Irish tactician explained that they will be build Amartey’s fitness in the next few weeks.

“He’s come back really well, he looked strong in training and we’ll hopefully build him up over the next weeks as well,” he concluded.

Amartey has struggled with injuries since he joined Leicester from Danish giants FC Copenhagen in January 2016.

In October 2018, Amartey broke his ankle in a game against West Ham, ruling him out for the rest of the 2018/19 season.

Out of action for nearly a year, the closest Amartey came to a first team return was making the bench for an EFL Cup match against Luton Town in September 2019.

The 25-year-old made his first team return almost two years after his injury in an EFL Cup match against Arsenal on 23 September 2020.

Before picking up an injury aganst West Ham in the following month and he has made 67 competitive appearences for the Foxes and netted once in the process.

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