Foxes boss Ranieri insists Kante injury is ‘nothing serious’

Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante picked up a hamstring injury against Norwich.

Laurence Griffiths

N’Golo Kante has picked up a hamstring injury but Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists it is "nothing serious".

The Frenchman was substituted after 70 minutes of Leicester’s 1-0 win at home to Norwich City with the problem.

Kante, who has been in superb form in his first season with the Foxes, was replaced by fellow midfielder Andy King, with whom Ranieri was impressed.


The Italian said: "N’Golo felt something to his hamstring. He always felt something and we manage him during the training sessions.

"I think it is nothing serious. I don’t know now, we will check on Sunday morning.

"I hope it is not so long because he is important. But King replaced him very, very well."

Leonardo Ulloa scored Leicester’s 89th-minute winner at the King Power Stadium, which extended their lead over Tottenham and Arsenal to five points.

That lead could be cut on Sunday however, with Arsenal playing Manchester United.