Leicester City's Amartey suffers horrific injury in Premier League fixture

Daniel Amartey
The Ghana international is likely to be away from the pitch for some time after sustaining an ankle sprain on Saturday

Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey appears to be set for a long time on the sidelines after suffering a horrendous injury in Saturday's Premier League 1-1 draw with West Ham United.

The Ghanaian had to be hauled off towards full-time after seemingly snapping his ankle during a challenge on Michail Antonio.

The match was the 23-year-old's ninth league appearance of the season, which is his seventh start.

"I hope it is not as a serious as we think. He will have to have an examination," Leicester boss Claude Puel said after the game.

"My first thought at the end is for my player Daniel.

"He played well and gave his best so it is difficult to see this injury at the end.

"He will have an exam and we will see after. He has gone to the hospital, of course.

"I thought more about that at the end than the game."

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Fabian Balbuena opened the scoring in the 30th minute for visiting West Ham in Saturday's game, before Wilfred Ndidi netted a minute to full-time to restore parity.

Amartey is likely to miss upcoming games against Southampton, Cardiff City and Burnley, as well as Ghana's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia next month. 

He joined The Foxes in 2016, making five appearances as the club won the 2015-16 league title.