Marc Albrighton has admitted he was scared after watching Demarai Gray crying in pain following his horrific injury in Leicester City’s Carabao Cup win over Wolves on Tuesday.
Gray suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury when he was trying to tackle Ryan Bennett. His studs got caught on the turf and the player injured his left leg in the proceedings.
The England winger had to take the help of oxygen to relieve his pain and stretchered off to the hospital. He was due to undergo a scan and reports ensured the player suffered a sprain rather than something nasty.
Albrighton said, “He thinks it’s just his ligaments at the minute. Fingers crossed for him.
“He did look in pain. It is difficult when you go in for those tackles, you always run the risk of twisting something. His work rate and his help for the team has cost him in that instance.
“He’s a strong boy, he has got a big character so he will be back stronger than before.
“It is difficult, especially so late on in the game. The ref said there was a minute left. You have to stay switched on but in the back of your head you have just seen your mate get stretchered off in terrible pain.
“It is a difficult one and to be professional. To come in, see that he is positive and up and talking is great.
“It is positive. We will know more soon when he has a scan. We will have our fingers crossed for him and that is not as bad as first thought.’