Leicester City winger Harvey Banes dreams of representing England in Euros next summer has been thrown in the smoke after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury.
Banes was one of the revelations for Leicester this season where he netted nine goals in his 25 appearances for the club before his injury; the tally surpassed the six he scored last season and registered a further four assists.
His outing earned him a place in England set up where he got his first call up in October, making his debut in the 3-0 friendly victory over Wales. He was expected to be part of the latest England squad in March but missed out with a knee problem.
There had been hopes that he would make the Euros squad in the summer but that won’t be the case as confirmed by Sky Sports.
The absence of Banes that coincidentally happened at the same time as that of James Maddison saw Leicester’s push for the title come to a halt with the team now focused on finishing in the Champions League slots.
The Foxes currently sits seven points clear of the fifth with just five games remaining and can largely thank the form of March’s Premier League Player of the Month Kelechi Iheanacho, who has bagged nine in his last seven league outings.