Brighton's Leandro Trossard a doubt for Leicester City clash after latest injury with Belgium

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Leandro Trossard is a fitness doubt for their next Premier League match against Leicester City next Saturday at the Amex Stadium.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 3:40 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th November 2019, 2:58 pm
Leandro Trossard has been ruled out of Belgium's next two matches and is a doubt for Brighton's next Premier League match against Leicester City

Trossard, 24, has been ruled out of Belgium's European Qualifiers against Russia and Cyprus.

The former Genk captain had recently returned from a groin injury picked up on a previous international duty in September.

Trossard stayed behind as Roberto Martinez's Belgium travelled to Russia for their qualifier and he will also miss the home game against Cyprus on Tuesday.

Belgium stated on Twitter that Trossard will miss both internationals and Sky Sports reported it was due to a groin problem, although there has been no official confirmation as to the nature of the latest injury.

It's a blow for Brighton as he made two match-winning performances from the bench against Everton and Norwich and started his first match since the end August during Albion's 3-1 loss at Manchester United.

Trossard is the second Brighton player to be ruled out during the international break as striker Aaron Connolly withdrew from the Republic of Ireland's European Qualifier against Denmark with groin injury picked up at Old Trafford.

It's also unclear at this stage if Connolly will be available for Brighton's match against Leicester.


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