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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers provides James Maddison update after Aston Villa

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers provides James Maddison update after Aston Villa

Leicester see off Aston Villa

Leicester City faced a trip to Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes headed into the tie on a decent run of form, aware that a win would see them, temporarily at least, move up to 2nd in the English top-flight.

And, when all was said and done in the midlands, a victory is exactly what Leicester managed.

James Maddison fired the visitors into the lead inside 20 minutes:

Harvey Barnes then doubled Brendan Rodgers’ side’s lead just four minutes later.

Bertrand Traore did manage to pull one back for Villa shortly after the break, but Leicester held out for the win.

Rodgers provides update on Maddison

An otherwise positive afternoon for the Foxes, however, was dampened slightly when James Maddison was hauled off after 64 minutes, whilst holding his leg.

The midfielder has been in sensational form of late, meaning losing him for any amount of time would mark a big blow to Leicester’s hopes of a top-four finish.

As a result, the club’s fans were no doubt waiting with bated breath to hear what Brendan Rodgers had to say regarding Maddison post-match.

And the Northern Irishman has since provided the following update:

“He had an issue with his hip last season. He just felt it when he was taking the corner so as a precaution we’ve taken him off and we’ll examine that over the next couple of days.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.