Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger has said that he is continuing his recovery from the hamstring injury sustained against Bristol City last month and believes that he will be back in contention in 'another couple of weeks'.
The 27-year-old centre back has struggled with a number of injuries this season, and missed out on a place in recent Ireland squads as a result. Nevertheless, he remains optimistic, noting that injuries are 'part-and-parcel' of the game.
"Recovery isn't going too badly, I reckon I'll probably be another couple of weeks," said St Ledger. "It's just been a bit of nightmare really because of the timing of it, but that's football – injury is part-and-parcel of it."
Foxes boss Nigel Pearson, meanwhile, has praised the defender's 'positive' attitude to recuperation, but stressed that he would not be rushed back into match action.
"He has responded very well to treatment," said Pearson. "The bottom line with any injury is that it will take as long as it takes. We are not in a position where we are going to rush him.
"He is a very positive character in terms of how he deals with the disappointment. He has had one or two setbacks here, but he always responds in a positive way and that can only help him," added Pearson.