no time frame for schmeichel return, says leicester boss ranieri
Leicester City master coach Claudio Ranieri is reluctant to set a time frame for goalkeeper Casper schmelcher to come back from his broken hands, but says he has full confidence in the second placechoice Ron-Robert Zieler.
Denmark international Schmeichel, who played 38 games in Leicester\'s 5,000 Premier League games
Outsiders won the championship last season and were injured in the Champions League match against Copenhagen on Wednesday.
Ranieri said 29-year-
The old man had surgery on Thursday.
\"The goalkeeper\'s hand, like the boxer\'s, is very, very important,\" the Italian said at a press conference on Friday . \".
\"I will not set a deadline because everyone is different.
Maybe two weeks, maybe three, maybe five, six, seven. I don\'t know.
Kasper wants to play on Sunday. It\'s normal.
\"Schmeichel was injured in the first half of Copenhagen but played the whole game.
\"He only feels at night,\" added the manager . \".
\"This is incredible. Maybe (because of)
Adrenaline, concentration, he felt nothing (on the pitch).
\"Zieler signed from the Bundesliga Hannover 96 near the season and he will start scoring on the 11 th --
When they were on the 16 th, Lester
Sunday at West Bromwich.
Ranieri said he was right-year-
The veteran appeared in the league for the fourth time of the season and is looking forward to a tough game with Tony Preis\'s team, who took 2-
Last season at King electric stadium.
\"I have great confidence in Zieler.
Of course Kasper is in good shape, but Zieler gives me confidence.
\"I look forward to the same game as last season.
A very hard game.
Both West Brom\'s defense and counter-attack are good.
\"We hope to continue to improve in the table. . .
We are getting better, but not just defensive players.
All teams have become better in fighting spirit. \"Close-
Season signing Islam Slimani has struggled with a groin injury and he will return to the team on Sunday while Nampalys Mendy (ankle)
Improvements are being made, but features are not ready yet. (
Simon Jennings reports in Bengaluru;
Editor Toby Davis)