Wesley Fofana suffers gruesome leg injury after horror tackle in Villarreal friendly and Leicester star looks set for lengthy lay-off with suspected broken bone

Leicester defender Wesley Fofana was left with a shocking leg injury after a reckless tackle from Villarreal’s Nino during a pre-season friendly.

The 20-year-old defender looks set for a lengthy lay-off after an ugly challenge which appeared to leave Fofana with a broken bone.

Fans have been left infuriated by the challenge

With the Foxes 3-0 up in a meaningless match at the King Power, Nino came sliding in from behind and left Fofana in agony with a fierce scissor tackle.

Replays showed the Frenchman’s foot pointing at an unnatural angle, sparking fears of a serious problem among concerned teammates.

After lengthy treatment, Fofana was carried off on a stretcher and replaced by Ben Nelson, before Leicester went on to win 3-2.

Fofana has been a revelation for the Foxes
Getty Images – Getty

The former Saint-Etienne star was named the Foxes’ Young Player of the Season last term after a stunning breakthrough campaign in the Premier League.

Having joined Leicester for £36.5million in October 2020, Fofana wasted no time emerging as one of the league’s best defenders and big things are expected in the years to come.

Everyone at talkSPORT wishes him a speedy recovery.

Dream Team 2021/22 – SIGN UP NOW

PLAY DREAM TEAM FOR THE 2021/22 SEASON!

  • £100,000 in prize money up for grabs
  • £50million budget to build your best XI
  • Play in Mini Leagues against your mates, colleagues, etc
  • Click here to play for FREE
  • Dream Team app available through Apple Store and Google Play Store