Caglar Soyuncu is ‘extremely unlikely’ to function in subsequent week’s crunch conflict in opposition to fellow Champions League chasers West Ham after testing constructive for coronavirus, supervisor Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.
The 24-year-old, who was additionally absent for Saturday night’s defeat in opposition to Manchester City, returned a constructive check whereas on worldwide obligation with Turkey and is only one of a variety of the nationwide staff squad to catch the lethal virus.
Soyuncu featured in all of Turkey’s matches over the worldwide break earlier than a COVID-19 outbreak hit the squad.
“There was a variety of gamers in Turkey that had a constructive check and he was a type of,” Rodgers mentioned. “He’s nonetheless on the market in Turkey in a bubble so we’re engaged on the very best course of to get him again and obtainable.
“He’s high-quality. He had a variety of unfavorable checks and simply earlier than he got here again he had a constructive check. It’s a course of with the federation, the very best choices, and hopefully we’ll get him again and taking part in as quickly as we are able to.
“I very a lot doubt so (he might be obtainable for West Ham), with the necessities of isolation and all the pieces else. That’s what we’re understanding.
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“We have to affirm the place we’re at however I’d assume he’s extremely unlikely to play in that sport.”
Leicester are seven factors forward of the fifth-placed Hammers, however that deficit might be reduce to 4 if David Moyes’ males get the higher of Wolves on Easter Monday.
Rodgers might be hoping that Soyuncu is offered in a fortnight’s time, when the Foxes play out a historic FA Cup semi-final in opposition to Southampton at Wembley.