Due to a hernia problem, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been ruled out for a few weeks.’
The 34-year-old, who won the Golden Boot of the Premier League last season, is set to undergo an operation that has been hampering him for some time.
A deadline for Vardy’s return to action has not been set, but Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes that it is now the best time for surgery to take place.
For many seasons now, Vardy has been Leicester’s attacking spearhead and ended the last campaign as the top scorer in the Premier League after netting 23 times.
This season, he contributed 11 goals in the league, just two behind Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, and helped Leicester to third in the table, just two points behind Manchester United’s leaders.
It is also a disappointment to the managers of the Fantasy Premier League. Vardy is the fifth-highest points scorer in the competition this season after winning 116 points, costing £ 10.1 million in the game.
For the next ‘few weeks,’ Foxes boss Rodgers has ruled Vardy out, ensuring he certainly sits out Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie away from Brentford Championship club.
Beyond that, on Wednesday, January 27, Leicester will go to Everton in the Premier League before welcoming Leeds to the King Power Stadium on Sunday, January 31.
In the early part of February, Leicester tackled Fulham, Wolves, and Liverpool before facing Slavia Prague in the Europa League last 32. A match away to Aston Villa on February 21 may be a date when Vardy can return to the Leicester squad.