May 26, 2022

James Madison lasted just 18 minutes of Leicester’s European tie on Thursday night and withdrew in a tragic incident.

The English midfielder, 25, went on the field during a break in a 4-1 Europa Conference League victory over the Renders.

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Madison was concerned when he went down during a break in the game.Credit: PA
Club documents reached out to the affected playmaker.

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Club documents reached out to the affected playmaker.Credit: PA

Madison came on for Wolfred Andy in the 64th minute but was withdrawn in the 83rd minute.

He hit the deck and the team’s doctors rushed to meet him at King Power Stadium when Hamza Chaudhry came to his place.

BT Sport commentator Ian Darky confirmed that after the medicine was unloaded, he went straight to the medical room for further examination.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers provided a promising update on Madison’s condition after the game.

The fox’s boss said: “He was not well so we took him off. He is with the medical professionals and he is feeling well.”

“It simply came to our notice then. We didn’t want to take any chances with him.

“He was not feeling well so we took him off. He went to see the doctors but I just talked to him.

“He sat down, he felt a little sick at the game and a little faint, but he’s fine.”

Rogers was asked if Madison had fallen on the field, but he insisted: “No, no, he was not well so we took him off.”

And he added that taking the pulse of the players was just a precaution.

“It’s something they do just to see how he feels,” he said.

“I have no idea what happened to her other than her illness. I will find out tomorrow.”

Madison was discontinued after 'feeling ill'.

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Madison was discontinued after ‘feeling ill’Credit: PA

Leicester, after styling in the second half, finally knocked out the comfortable winners in the first leg of their Europa Conference League tie against the Danish side.

Nidid, Harve Barnes, Patson Daka and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall were all on target for Thursday night’s landslide victory.

Rogers added: “Their purpose was a reminder that whatever mistakes you make, no matter how strong you are, you can be punished.

“Teams at this level can hurt you. It was about staying calm and keeping our football going, creating opportunities and taking.

“For the rest of the season, our goal is to finish as much as we can in the league, keep improving, improve and bring back the players.

“We want to eliminate the string as much as possible and bring it to the next season.

“In this competition, everyone is involved in winning it and we are no different.”

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