Foxes wait on striker injury

Foxes wait on striker injury

Leicester will be hoping the ankle injury Shinji Okazaki has picked up on international duty with Japan is nothing serious.

The 30-year-old has made five Premier League appearances for the Foxes this season, mainly as a substitute, while he scored twice in the EFL Cup defeat against Chelsea last month.

Okazaki remains a big part of his country's plans and played 75 minutes of their 2-1 World Cup qualifier win at home against Iraq before being withdrawn with a twisted ankle.

He was forced to sit out training on Friday, with the Samurai Blue's medical staff suggesting it is nothing to be concerned about.

Japan are due to face Australia in their next qualifier in Melbourne on Tuesday and Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri will be an interested observer to see if he is involved, no doubt with one eye on the return to Premier League action and a tough trip to Chelsea on Saturday week.