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Leicester: Robert Huth Out for 2 Months

July 18, 2017

Leicester City has confirmed that Foxes stalwart, Robert Huth, will be out for at least two months, as he recovers from ankle surgery.

Huth already had problems with his ankle towards the end of last season. During pre-season training this year, the discomfort in his ankle continued, ultimately resulting in him having surgery.

The 32-year-old German international will miss Leicester’s Premier League Asia Trophy opener against West Brom on Wednesday.

He is also likely to miss the first few games of the new season of the English Premier League, which kicks off on 11 August, when Leicester is set to play Arsenal.

Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare, said that, while it is not ideal that Huth will not be in the starting line-up for the Asia Trophy opener, he is happy that Huth’s recovery time is projected to be much shorter than expected.

“He’s had an ankle operation, which thankfully was really successful, we’ve had some more positive news on it and I’m expecting six to eight weeks [of recovery time],” Shakespeare told reporters.

Huth has been with the Foxes for three years, since he joined from Stoke City during the 2014/2015 season. He has been an integral part of the team’s backline, and played a big role in Leicester’s fairytale-like EPL win in 2016.