(Reuters) - Leicester City defender Ricardo Pereira will miss Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at home to Manchester United due to a minor hamstring strain, manager Brendan Rodgers said.
The Portugal international sustained the injury during last week's 5-0 Premier League win over Sheffield United.
Midfielder Dennis Praet is available for Sunday's game following a two-month absence because of a hamstring issue.
"(Ricardo) won't be available for the weekend but we're pretty confident after the international break he'll be okay," said Rodgers.
"It's just a slight strain, but thankfully nothing too serious. Dennis will be available for the weekend."
Rodgers said midfielder James Maddison, who has been out with a hip injury, is edging closer to a return.
"We're hopeful that if he can have a good couple of weeks during the international break, he could be close when we get back," Rodgers added.
Leicester are third in the English top-flight on 56 points after 29 games, one point below second-placed United.
(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; editing by Jane Wardell)