September 27, 2018 / 2:46 PM / 19 days ago

Leicester's Gray faces spell out with ankle sprain

(Reuters) - Leicester City winger Demarai Gray will be out for up to six weeks due to an ankle sprain, manager Claude Puel said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United.

Carabao Cup - Third Round - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - September 25, 2018 Leicester City's Demarai Gray after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Gray was carried off the pitch after he caught his left leg in the turf in Leicester’s League Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.

“He will be out of the squad for between three and six weeks, then we shall see if he can recover quick,” Puel told reporters on Thursday.

“It is a sprain, not a break... it isn’t serious, he needs rest and rehabilitation,” the Frenchman added.

Gray, 22, has played in all Leicester’s six league games this season and was called up to England’s squad for the friendly against Switzerland this month but did not make his debut.

Leicester are ninth in the league with nine points after six games and Newcastle are 18th and still seeking their first win.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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