Leicester: Brendan Rodgers reveals that Jamie Vardy has injuries

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Jamie Vardy (l) of Leicester City with Brendan Rodgers (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City’s progress is clear for football fans to see, and Jamie Vardy is a vital part of that success. Hopefully his injuries aren’t too severe.

Leicester City’s circumstance is not quite – without Jamie Vardy’s goals, where would they be? But it is a relevant topic with the veteran but supremely influential striker sustaining an injury.

Everyone even mildly into the sport can easily tell that the Sheffield-born player is the main man on Filbert Way. Therefore it is a worry for Foxes supporters that Brendan Rodgers has confirmed issues for Vardy.

Jamie Vardy’s injury issues at Leicester City

Rodgers said the club’s legendary No.9 is suffering from past problems, they are not new; it’s the hip and groin areas in particular, apparently. Subsequently Vardy did not train all week, with the boss suggesting he will be rested against Stoke City in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Here is what the gaffer told assembled media:

“It’s primarily that they’ve got issues, Jamie [Vardy] obviously around his hip and groin area…they haven’t been able to have the recovery period and rest period.

“…So this is probably going to be the weekend where they miss out which will get them ready again for the games after that.”

– Brendan Rodgers via lcfc.com

Vardy’s goals last season were instrumental in firing City into the Europa League tournament in 2020/21; he also won the Premier League Golden Boot, as the division’s top goalscorer. This campaign he’s also been on top form. Although, it is likely that Vardy would have been rested against Stoke anyway.

After meeting the Potters in the cup, Leicester face Southampton back in the English top-flight. Similarly to the Foxes, the Saints are enjoying a fine season; Ralph Hasenhuttl is doing an excellent job in Southern England. However, if Leicester truly believe in disrupting the big six long-term, they must overcome these types of teams at King Power Stadium.