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Leicester must make do without Huth

Leicester must make do without Huth

Leicester will have to make do without Robert Huth for the start of their 2017/18 Premier League campaign as he recovers from ankle surgery.

The 32-year-old went under the knife to resolve a minor problem after feeling some "discomfort" upon his return to pre-season training with the Foxes.

The German former Chelsea centre-back is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks, with the new league starting on August 11.

And speaking ahead of facing West Bromwich Albion in a pre-season competition in Hong Kong on Wednesday, City manager Craig Shakespeare explained Huth's situation.

He said: "Robert reported back for pre-season and got into some discomfort with his ankle. He's had an operation and thankfully it was successful. 

"It's unfortunate for Robert but we thought it might be worse. We're expecting him to be out for around six to eight weeks."

Huth will continue his rehabilitation in the UK while Leicester in the Premier League Asia Trophy that also features Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

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