Leicester City’s Dennis Praet started the season on a bright note, but has struggled to find regular minutes since the end of November.

The midfielder accumulated less than 90 minutes in the last seven league matches and a lack of opportunities in the Premier League saw Brendan Rodgers start him in the FA Cup against Stoke City.

Praet was replaced by Nampalys Mendy during stoppage time in the Foxes’ 4-0 cup win on Saturday.

The former Liverpool manager confirmed the Belgium international’s injury setback, but didn’t say how long he will be out of action.

“It looks that way [hamstring injury], yes. He’s obviously getting strapped up inside. It’s unfortunate because we wanted to give him 90 minutes today, and unfortunately towards the end it looks like he’s done that,” Rodgers was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

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The 26-year-old’s compatriot Axel Witsel suffered a serious injury last weekend. Het Belang van Limburg are now reporting there’s another setback for Belgium.

According to the newspaper, Praet is expected to be ‘out of action for several months’.

It’s claimed the Leicester player ‘suffered a tear in the hamstring’ and the verdict on the latest bow is that he will be sidelined for three months. 

Praet is expected to miss March’s fixtures for Belgium, but unlike Witsel, his place in the national team for Euro 2020 is not in danger.