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Leicester’s Wesley Fofana is taken off with a suspected BROKEN LEG after ‘sickening’ tackle

Leicester star Wesley Fofana is taken off on a stretcher with a suspected BROKEN LEG after ‘sickening’ tackle from Villarreal’s Fer Nino in pre-season friendly… as fans take aim at the Spaniard – who went on to score

  • Leicester’s Wesley Fofana has suffered a suspected broken leg in a friendly
  • The defender, 20, was stretchered off after a poor tackle by Villarreal’s Fer Nino
  • The Spanish forward then added insult to injury by scoring late on in the match
  • Leicester won the match 3-2 but proceedings were flattened by Fofana’s injury 

Leicester suffered a huge blow ahead of the new Premier League season after Wesley Fofana was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg following a horror tackle in their 3-2 pre-season win over Villarreal.

The 20-year-old was scythed down from behind by Villarreal forward Fernando Nino Rodriguez mid-way through the second half when Leicester were cruising 3-0 ahead. 

Fofana screamed in agony and was quickly tended to by medical staff, as his fellow Foxes players appeared shaken by the nature of the injury.

Wesley Fofana has suffered a suspected broken leg in Leicester’s friendly versus Villarreal

Fofana (right), 20, was subjected to a horrendous tackle by Villarreal forward Fer Nino (left)

Fofana (right), 20, was subjected to a horrendous tackle by Villarreal forward Fer Nino (left)

A long delay saw Fofana receive oxygen on the pitch before being wheeled away on a stretcher. Should the injury be as serious as it is feared, the Frenchman could miss the whole of the upcoming season.

Fer Nino, having somehow escaped a red card for the horrendous challenge, made matters worse by scoring the first of Villareal’s two goals on the night, to a ringing chorus of deafening boos from the 17,000 Leicester fans in attendance.

Fofana has established himself as a firm favourite with the fans and manager Brendan Rodgers, making 38 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes last season.

After receiving treatment on the pitch, Fofana was eventually wheeled off on a stretcher

After receiving treatment on the pitch, Fofana was eventually wheeled off on a stretcher

A photo emerged online of Fofana looking very distressed on a stretcher with an oxygen mask

A photo emerged online of Fofana looking very distressed on a stretcher with an oxygen mask

Leicester players Ryan Bertrand (left) and Caglar Soyuncu (right) are shaken by Fofana's injury

Leicester players Ryan Bertrand (left) and Caglar Soyuncu (right) are shaken by Fofana’s injury

Fans were quick to leap to Fofana’s defence online, with the majority furious at Fer Nino committing such a horrendous challenge in a pre-season friendly. 

‘That tackle on Fofana is absolutely sickening and in a pre season friendly no less,’ wrote one irate Twitter user. 

Another called on Fer Nino to be banned from football for a year and said he was an ‘absolutely disgusting player’, while others also called for action to be taken against the Villarreal forward. 

‘That was on purpose. LCFC please do something. He didn’t even get a card,’ wrote @ljvyas on Twitter.

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