Steve Howey says Jannik Vestergaard’s innocuous training ground injury means he could not have made a worse start to his Leicester City career.
Vestergaard joined the Foxes after completing a £15million move from Premier League rivals Southampton earlier this month.
The Denmark international defender, who made six appearances as his country reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals before being eliminated by England, was drafted in after Leicester centre-half Wesley Fofana suffered a broken leg in a pre-season friendly with Villarreal.
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But Leicester’s injury woes continued when Vestergaard picked up a knee problem a matter of days after making the switch to the King Power Stadium.
It resulted in the 29-year-old being forced to miss the Foxes’ 4-1 defeat to West Ham United on Monday, having made his debut in the opening weekend victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
However, Leicester were boosted when it was revealed the new signing’s injury was not major.
Former Foxes defender Howey admits the knee problem came at the worst possible time for Vestergaard.
He exclusively told TIF: “He would have been devastated because there’s nothing worse than going to a club and being injured.
“It’s hard enough trying to integrate with the players without being injured and on the sidelines. That will have been a blow for him and the team because I think he is an excellent acquisition.”