Jamie Vardy has scored 11 league objectives this season up to now for Leicester City.© AFP
Leicester’s Premier League title hopes suffered a blow on Friday as supervisor Brendan Rodgers mentioned talismanic striker Jamie Vardy can be out “for a few weeks” to have a hernia operation. The 34-year-old former England worldwide’s 11 league objectives this season have been pivotal in Foxes followers dreaming of a repeat of their fairytale 2016 title win.
Rodgers had spoken earlier within the week of getting the very best out of Vardy within the time he has remaining on the high as he has additionally been hindered by a recurring hip drawback.
“We’ve been managing him over the past few months,” Rodgers mentioned at a press convention forward of Sunday’s FA Cup fourth spherical conflict with Championship high-fliers Brentford.
“It will help the area repair. He can’t hold it off for much longer, there’s a lot of time in the season for him to make an impact.”
Rodgers mentioned he was assured his aspect would cope with out Vardy, one of many few remaining gamers nonetheless on the membership from their title-winning aspect.
“When you don’t have one of the best striker’s in the league around, it’s disappointing,” mentioned the Northern Irishman.
“We always try to rely on the collective, the group has always been able to find results.
“I’ve received different nice strikers — Ayoze Perez is and Kelechi Iheanacho.”
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