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Leicester City Winger Returns To Training After Long-term Injury: Huge Boost For Rodgers?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by Leicestershire Live, Leicester City wide player Bartosz Kapustka has reported back for training after recovering from a severe knee injury that he sustained while on loan at the Foxes’ sister club OH Leuven back in March. The same source has revealed that the Polish winger suffered a cruciate ligament tear earlier this year and had to undergo a successful surgery before working his way back to training.

What’s Next For Kapustka?

It is expected that Brendan Rodgers might use him (if he is passed fit) in the Carabao Cup third-round match against Luton Town next week. Kapustka will also link up with the East Midlands club’s Under-23 team upon his return to full fitness. He grew up playing football in Poland and is a youth product of Cracovia Kraków. The Tarnow-born talent managed to impress during his time back in his homeland, which earned him a move to the King Power Stadium for around £2m in the summer of 2016.

The 22-year-old has made three appearances for the Foxes on all fronts but is yet to prove his worth in English football. Kapustka has also earned 14 international caps for Poland and has registered three goals for his nation thus far.

What Does The Leicester Sensation Offer On The Pitch?

Kapustka is highly versatile as he can operate on either flank or play as an attacking midfielder down the middle which could make him a useful asset at Rodgers’ disposal.

The Poland international has decent pace and can dribble with the ball at high speed to cause a few problems for the opposition defenders. However, the jury is still out on whether the Cracovia Kraków midfield ace can prove his worth at the highest level.

Kapustka Back In Training: Massive Boost For Rodgers?

Having Kapustka back in training will be a big boost for the Foxes as they try to challenge across multiple competitions this season. He has the potential to help Leicester find more joy in the domestic cup competitions.

Furthermore, the Polish winger will also provide more competition for Rodgers’ current wing options at the King Power. The likes of Harvey Barnes, Demarai Gray, Marc Albrighton and Dennis Praet will benefit from the added competition from the Polish prospect. 

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