Football - Wood chopped down by injury

Leicester have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their clash against Sky Bet Championship leaders Burnley with the news that Chris Wood will be out until the new year.

PA Sport Report

Wood has a hamstring problem and the New Zealand international striker is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, meaning he will also miss out against the Foxes' fellow automatic promotion hopefuls QPR and his former club Millwall.

Captain Wes Morgan is a doubt for third-placed Leicester as the centre-back has been ill this week.

Defender Liam Moore, midfielders Matty James and Anthony Knockaert and strikers Jeff Schlupp and Gary Taylor-Fletcher are among those players vying for recalls to the starting line up while right-back Ritchie De Laet is nearing a return to the squad after two months out with a shin problem.

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