Brendan Rodgers provides worrying Harvey Barnes update

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Padraig Whelan

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Leicester City will be without Harvey Barnes until at least mid-April with a knee injury, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

The midfielder was forced off with the issue in Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal.

Close inspection after the game has revealed that Barnes will now be unavailable for the Foxes for the foreseeable future.

“It’s not good news with Harvey,” the Irishman told the assembled media. He needs an operation and he’ll be out for a minimum of six weeks.

“Part of the bone in his knee has come off so he’ll need that repaired.

“He’s had niggles with it. We tried to recover him on Thursday but it’s a bad one for him and a huge blow for us.

“It’s been irritable and today it’s made it worse. The consolation is it’s not as long as it looked like. I’ll know more tomorrow.”

Rodgers also confirmed that Jonny Evans will have a scan on a calf issue, while there’s no fears over Jamie Vardy following a first half injury scare.