Sven Goran Eriksson confirmed that Kirkland who had injured his back during the 2-0 defeat at Millwall, had returned to parent club Wigan Athletic and the loan was now over.
"Kirkland has gone back and he is not available," said Eriksson to the Leicester Mercury. "It is the end of his loan now.
"I think so (another loan) but before that I think he has to finally cure his back problem, because it is too big a risk.
"He has been unlucky and we have been unlucky with him, and I feel sorry for him."