Leicester striker Iheanacho breaks hand while with Nigeria

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Leicester City could be without one of its strikers this weekend after picking up an injury while on international duty.

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Kelechi Iheanacho suffered a hand fracture during his stay with Nigeria over the international break, leaving the Foxes forward in jeopardy of missing this weekend’s Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nigeria manager Gernot Roar confirmed the striker’s injury prior to Tuesday night’s defeat against Serbia.

“Unfortunately, we have one broken hand’, said Rohr, according to the Leicester Mercury. “This player cannot play. He has fractured the first metacarpal. This is Kelechi Iheanacho, so he will not be with us.”

This season, Iheanacho has scored five goals in all competitions for the 2015/16 PL champions, however, the 21-year-old has found the back of the net just once in league play.