Again, injury rules Vardy out of action

Again, injury rules Vardy out of action

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is set to be out for “a few weeks” says manager Brendan Rodgers after the 35-year-old striker picked up a knee injury.

Vardy sustained the injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leeds.

The former England striker was making his first start of 2022, having been sidelined for more than two months with a hamstring issue.

“Jamie got a knock on his knee but we hope in the next three to four weeks it responds OK,’ said Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.

“He felt soreness on it the day after the Leeds game. It’s unfortunate.

“It’s very frustrating for both Jamie and Wesley, particularly when they had been out for a period of time and had worked so hard to get back. You see the difference Jamie makes when he is in the team, and we miss that level of player.

‘I hope he can get back fit again and we will see how he is in the next few weeks. It’s been the story of our season right the way through, with injuries.’

Vardy is the Foxes’ joint top scorer with 12 goals from 24 appearances this season.

Patson Daka, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ademola Lookman and Ayoze Perez, all of whom are fit, are the other attacking options available to Rodgers.