Ghanaian center back Daniel Amartey has been omitted from Leicester City’s squad for the group stages of the 2020/21 Europa league.
The 25-year old was omitted due to an injury he picked up in Leicester City’s 3-0 defeat to West Ham at the King Power Stadium earlier this month.
Amartey, who was making his third consecutive start for Leicester since making his return from a two years layoff was forced off the pitch in the 53rd minute after a challenge and was replaced by new signee Cengiz Ünder.
“Daniel was purely because of injury, He’s going to be out for a long period,” Rodgers said.
“He’s sustained a really bad hamstring injury which is such a shame because he’s worked so hard after a couple of years out, to get game-time and play so well against Manchester City, and then to play against West Ham and to pick up the injury. We were so disappointed for him.
“So he wasn’t going to feature for us (in the Europa League),” Rodgers added.
Demarai Gray and Islam Slimani were also omitted from the squad.
Leicester have been drawn in Group G with Zorya Luhansk, Sporting Braga and AEK Athens.
They begin their European adventure on Thursday when they welcome Ukraine fold Zorya Luhansk to the King Power Stadium.