Leicester dealt new injury blow with Vardy out for three to four weeks

Leicester dealt ANOTHER injury blow with Jamie Vardy set to spend three to four weeks out with a hamstring problem, joining fellow striker Patson Daka on the sidelines… as Brendan Rodgers heads into Norwich clash with EIGHT key men unavailable

  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is facing up to a month out with a hamstring injury
  • The 34-year-old sustained the problem in Tuesday’s win at home to Liverpool
  • Brendan Rodgers also has Vardy’s fellow frontman Patson Daka out injured
  • Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez are now his only available options upfront

Leicester’s injury problems continue to worsen after striker Jamie Vardy was ruled out for three to four weeks with a hamstring problem.

The former England international, 35 next month, had complained of an issue in the Carabao Cup defeat at Anfield last week, was rested for the Boxing Day trip to Manchester City but sustained the injury in Tuesday’s Premier League win at home to Liverpool.

Playmaker James Maddison is fit after he came off against Jurgen Klopp’s side but with Patson Daka also injured – forcing him to miss the African Nations Cup – it leaves manager Brendan Rodgers with just Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez as options up front.

Leicester’s injury woes have worsened after Jamie Vardy was ruled out for three to four weeks

Vardy sustained a hamstring injury during the Foxes’ 1-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday

That is in addition to at least seven other players still currently sidelined.

‘Jamie will be out. It could be the next three to four weeks,’ said Rodgers.

‘It’s a hamstring. He could soldier on, which is what he wanted to do, but the scan has shown up as that.’

In a more positive update for Leicester, Rodgers revealed that Ryan Bertrand and James Justin are nearing long-awaited returns, yet Wesley Fofana is still a few months away from his.

Brendan Rodgers now has eight players out ahead of their New Year’s Day clash with Norwich

‘Ryan Bertrand will probably be next week before he’s back in training, but all the others are still at least three weeks away.

‘JJ Justin), we just need to get some games into him, he was due to play a game and he was off for 10 days or so, so he’s going to be a few weeks away. He’s back training, which is great news for us.

‘Wesley Fofana, we’re looking into February for him.’

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