Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare says Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho was withdrawn in the 2-1 friendly win against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday as a precautionary measure after he suffered a knock on his first appearance for the club.
Iheanacho who joined Leicester from Manchester City on Thursday on a five-year-deal, made his unofficial debut in the friendly against Monchengladbach, but had to go off despite coming on in the second half after receiving a knock.
Before going off, Iheanacho made an immediate impact as he provided the assist for Leicester's winner scored by Jamie Vardy who also scored the equaliser.
Commenting on why Iheanacho had to be replaced, Shakespeare stated that it was to avoid aggravating the knock.
"Last thing he needed was another kick on it, so we played it safe," Shakespeare told Leicester's official website.
Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho's Super Eagles of Nigeria teammate Wilfred Ndidi who was later substituted by Vicente Iborra. Ahmed Musa was an unused substitute.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN