Ben Dinnery has revealed that the lack of a proper pre-season might affect Leicester City defender Jonny Evans for the rest of the season. Dinnery is an injury expert who runs the Premier League injuries website in addition to the fact that he has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Dinnery discussed Jonny Evans and his injury woes in a chat with Adam Williams of popular English news portal Football Insider. According to him, Jonny Evans is managing an ongoing problem with plantar fasciitis and that it limited his playing time at the end of last season and the beginning of this season. He went on to say a proper pre-season programme would have helped the Northern Ireland international. Dinnery said that pre-season works in a way that the more the session the more robust the player is ready for the new season. Evans was unable to get adequate pre-season due to his foot injury and that this will have a knock-on effect for the rest of this season.

Evans suffered his latest injury setback during the Premier League clash with Newcastle United at home penultimate Sunday. He was forced off in the first half of that game and Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi had to slot into the centre back position to cover for the injury to the Northern Irishman due to the lack of first team centre backs on the pitch. Leicester City didn’t miss their star defender much as they produced their best performance of the season at the expense of the Magpies. Without Evans, Leicester City scored four goals with three of the goals coming in the second half. YouriTielemans (two goals), James Maddison and PatsonDaka were all on the scoresheet for the Foxes during the game.

On the latest injury to Evans, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said recently that it was not as bad as first feared.