HUGE BLOW: Scare as coach confirms important star might face a lengthy spell out.

On the final day of the transfer window at the beginning of this month, Leicester City acquired Cannon from Everton for an estimated sum of £7.5 million. Though he has yet to officially train with his new team, Cannon is yet to make his Foxes debut.

In a statement to the team, Leicester City manager Maresca provided an update on the 20-year-old, noting that he has a stress fracture in his back and may be out for some time.

“We discovered an issue when [Cannon] signed. We don’t necessarily need him now because he’s a long-term investment, so we’d want to be cautious and perform all the necessary tests.

It will take a while because he isn’t currently training with us. This injury reminds me a lot of Dennis Praet’s. He has a back stress fracture. How much time remains a mystery. He hasn’t participated in any of our training sessions.

Leicester City only acquired Cannon as a striker this summer. Despite summer interest in all three players, Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka, and Jamie Vardy, Maresca’s team was able to hang onto all three.

And the Foxes’ offensive power was on full show on Friday at St. Mary’s when they defeated Southampton 4-1. This was Leicester’s fifth victory of the year, keeping them in second position behind Preston North End in the table.

Cannon continues to be a player with enormous talent and high hopes for the future.

Everton’s decision to let him go was unexpected, but Leicester did well to close the deal given that the Irishman had been linked to several teams over the summer.

He appears to have a long wait before making his Leicester City debut. Though his eventual return to the team may come at a good time for Leicester as they aim for promotion, expect Cannon to play a role at least in the second half of the season.

Tomorrow night’s trip to Norwich City, where they could face their hardest test of the year, is next for Maresca’s team.

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