Kasper Schmeichel out with broken hand for several weeks
As Leicester faced off against FC Copenhagen on away and drew 0-0 in Champions League, Kasper Schmeichel suffered an injury to his hand.
Wednesday evening, Leicester faced off against FC Copenhagen in Copenhagen and drew 0-0 in a Champions League group match. During the showdown, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel suffered an injury to his hand.
Thursday, the Danish football federation the DBU announced that Kasper Schmeichel has broken his hand and thus will miss Denmark’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier matches against Kazakhstan and Czech Republic in November.
According to Leciester’s official website, Kasper Schmeichel suffered the injury as early as the first half. The DBU also announced that Jesper Hansen from Lyngby will be replacing Kasper Schmeichel on the Danish national team.
According to Sky Sports, Kasper Schmeichel is due to undergo further examination with a specialist and will be for about a month. But Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri will not put a timeframe on the injury, instead he stipulates the injury could take weeks.
-I not putting a deadline on Schmeichel’s injury, since all injuries are different. It might take two weeks, maybe three, four, five, six or seven weeks, Claudio Ranieri said according to Leicester’s Twitter.
Claudio Ranieri also revealed that Ron-Robert Zieler will be replacing Kasper Schmeichel in Leicester’s goal until the Danish goalkeeper is ready again. Ron-Robert Zieler transferred to Leicester ahead of the season, and has already made an appearance in four matches earlier this season when Kasper Schmeichel was out with an injury.
-Kasper, naturally, was in really good shape, but I trust Zieler, Claudio Ranieri said.
Kasper Schmeichel’s Danish colleagues are, however, still a bit annoyed with the keeper, who played a vital part in the 0-0 draw.
-Yes of-course. But I was more annoyed with him last time. It was a more fantastic save. But that is the way it is when we meet a team like that. There is a reason as to why they are English champions, Thomas Delaney said after the Champions League match.
Thomas Delaney and Kasper Schmeichel are colleagues on Denmark’s national team.