JAMES MADDISON lasted just 18 minutes against Leicester in Europe on Thursday night before being withdrawn in a disturbing incident.
The English midfielder, 25 years old, has played during his break from playing in 4-1 Europa Conference League win over Randers.
Maddison came on in the 64th minute for Wilfred Ndidi but was withdrawn in the 83rd minute.
He was on deck and the team doctors rushed to meet him at King Power Stadium when Hamza Choudhury came in to take his place.
BT Sport commentator Ian Darke confirmed that Maddison went straight to the infirmary for further checks after being released on the pitch.
The Foxes boss said: “He was unwell so we took him away. He is with the doctors and feels fine.
“He just felt a little funny during the game. We didn’t want to risk that.
“He wasn’t feeling well so we took him away. He went to the doctors but I just talked to him.
“He was sitting up, he felt a little unwell during the game and fainted a bit but he was fine.”
Rodgers was asked if Maddison had collapsed on the pitch but insisted: “No no, he just wasn’t feeling well so we took him out.”
And he added that taking the players’ pulses was just a precaution.
“It’s something they do just to see how he feels,” he said.
“I don’t know exactly what happened other than he feels sick, I’ll find out tomorrow.”
Leicester eventually won comfortably in their Europa Conference League first leg against the Danish side after rebounding in form in the second half.
Nidid, Harvey Barnes, Patson Daka and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall were all targeted in Thursday night’s big win.
Rodgers added: “Their goal is a reminder that any mistake you make, no matter how dominant you are, you can be punished.
“Teams at this level can hurt you. It’s about staying calm and keeping our football flowing, creating and capitalizing on opportunities.
“Our aim for the rest of the season is to finish the season as high as possible, continue to develop, improve and bring the players back.
“We want to end the streak as well as we can and bring that into next season.
“In this competition, everyone is in it to win and we are no different.”
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