Daniel Amartey

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey has been left out of Leicester City’s squad for their Europa League campaign.

The centre-back did not make the cut because of a hamstring injury. The injury is likely to rule him out of all of the group games, which means he will be in the treatment room until at least mid-December.

“Daniel was purely because of injury,” Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers said. “He’s going to be out for a long period.

“He’s sustained a really bad hamstring injury which is such a shame because he’s worked so hard after a couple of years out, to get game-time and play so well against Manchester City, and then to play against West Ham and to pick up the injury. We were so disappointed for him.

Amartey returned to Leicester starting line-up recently, having fully recovered from an ankle injury he suffered in 2018.

Leicester’s 5-2 win over Manchester City last month was Amartey’s first Premier League appearance in 23 months.