Rodrigo, a forward for Leeds United, will be out for up to two months due to an ankle injury.
The club has revealed that the Spain international underwent surgery for bone and ligament injury sustained during Saturday’s FA Cup victory against Accrington Stanley.
With 12 goals this year, Rodrigo, 31, who joined from Valencia for £26 million in August 2020, leads his team in scoring.
According to Leeds, the Thorp Arch medical staff is optimistic that Rodrigo will be able to play again by the end of March.
Rodrigo is the fifth-highest scorer in the Premier League with 10 of Leeds’ 26 goals so far this season.
On Sunday, Jesse Marsch’s team will go to Nottingham Forest. They are currently ranked 15th in the standings, one point above the relegation zone.
Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, has revealed how close he was to completing the £20 million move of Leeds winger Jack Harrison.
Tuesday at the Foxes’ practice facility, where the 26-year-old midfielder was undergoing a physical, Rodgers met with Harrison.
In a press conference held in advance of Saturday’s match between Leicester and Aston Villa, Rodgers remarked, “It was unexpected the player (Harrison) was going to be available and then it got as far as it did, having met and spoken with the player.”
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