Craig Shakespeare is relieved to have Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho available for Friday night’s Premier League opener against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, the Leicester City manager said on Wednesday.
Iheanacho joined Leicester last week from Manchester City for £23m but picked a knock on his debut as he assisted Jamie Vardy’s second goal against Borussia Mönchengladbach in a pre-season friendly.
The Super Eagles star was taken off as a precaution after the toe injury, but he is now fully fit.
“Danny Drinkwater has got a thigh injury and should hopefully be back in another week,” Shakespeare told a press conference on Wednesday.
“On a positive note, Kelechi trained fully after his little knock against Borussia Mönchengladbach. He’s over his toe injury and he’s fully fit.
“Whether he can last 90 minutes, we’ll have to have a discussion about that, but he’s been training the last few days and looks sharp. That’s pleasing for us.
“Robert Huth is back in training which is a real bonus because we thought he would be out for more time. He’s joined in and he will get some game time with the Under-23s on Monday. He’s well ahead of schedule and he’s raring to go.