FERNANDO NINO has apologised to Wesley Fofana after seriously injuring him in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday.
The Villareal forward, 20, scythed down the Leicester defender during the second half of the match.
Fofana immediately signalled to the bench after crying out in anguish.
Physios quickly attended to the 20-year-old centre-back before he was carried off on a stretcher to applause from the Leicester faithful.
The leg injury appears to be serious and Fofana even posted a photo on Instagram of himself on a stretcher.
Nino also took to Instagram after the match to share his apology to Fofana.
It reads: "I am writing to publicly apologise, having done so privately with him, to Wesley Fofana for what happened last night at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
"At no time was it my intention to harm him, as unfortunately happened.
"I sincerely hope that he has a speedy recovery and can return to the pitch as soon as possible to continue showing that he is a footballer of the highest level."
The tackle was a nasty and aggressive for a friendly game, with Fofana's left leg trapped under Nino's body at one stage.
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Leicester have confirmed Fofana fractured his fibula in the challenge, an injury which could keep him out for several months.
Brendan Rodgers said of the injury: "It is a horrendous injury for us and we’re obviously devastated for him because he’s a top-class young player, so he’s going to be a huge loss for us. Our medical team were fantastic on the night.
"Our staff at the club and all the people in the hospital really looked after him."
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