Kelechi Iheanacho has been ruled out of Leicester’s Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw after being turned away by Polish border control.
The striker travelled to Warsaw with the Foxes but a problem with his travel documents meant he was not allowed into the country.
The Foxes face Legia on Thursday but are now without the Nigeria international – last season’s top scorer with 19 goals – who will now have to return to the UK.
Boss Brendan Rodgers said: “We’ve had an issue with Kelechi. His documentation coming into the country wasn’t sufficient, so he wasn’t able to travel. He will be unavailable for the game.
The paperwork didn’t allow him to enter the country. We’ll have to look at that when we’re back.”
Legia top Group C after beating Spartak Moscow 1-0 in their opening game while Leicester gave up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Napoli.