October 29, 2018 / 3:39 PM / a year ago

Leicester's Amartey pays tribute to club owner

Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v West Ham United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - October 27, 2018 Leicester City's Daniel Amartey in action with West Ham's Felipe Anderson REUTERS/Andrew Yates

(Reuters) - Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey paid tribute to club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Monday after undergoing surgery on a leg injury.

Thai businessman Vichai was among five people killed in a helicopter crash next to the King Power stadium after the Premier League match against West Ham United on Saturday during which the 23-year-old Amartey was injured.

“Came out of a successful surgery, but devastating news about the demise of our chairman,” Ghanaian Amartey said on Twitter.

“A generous man, to whom @LCFC (Leicester City) owes everything. I’m sure, you’re in a much better place. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the families of the victims affected by this tragedy.”

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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