Leicester City hero prepared to miss rest of season over safety worries – reports
Leicester City hero N’Golo Kante is prepared to miss the rest of the Premier League season over safety concerns, according to reports.
Kante was granted permission by current club Chelsea to miss training earlier this week after he expressed concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The France international – part of Leicester‘s title-winning side – was at Chelsea’s Cobham training base on Tuesday but has not trained with the rest of the squad since.
Sky Sports says that Kante is prepared to sit out the remainder of the campaign if and when it resumes.
The 29-year-old has apparently been allowed to train at home, and has the full support of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and the club’s board.
Kante lost his brother to a heart attack shortly before the 2018 World Cup, and had a health scare of his own a few months before when he fainted in training.
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Some other players, including Watford captain Troy Deeney, have raised doubts about the proposed return to action – particularly in light of figures showing an increased health risk to black men and women.
Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League table with nine games to go – five points behind third-placed Leicester.