Leicester have been dealt a massive blow following the news that Jamie Vardy is expected to be sidelined for a month following a hernia operation.
Vardy has been struggling with the problem this season as Leicester have managed the forward’s minutes, though the Foxes have now decided that the best course of action is for the star to undergo corrective surgery.
The absence of the 34-year-old will be a major blow to the club’s title challenge with Vardy having starred once again this term, last season’s Premier League’s Golden Boot winner netting 11 league goals in just 16 starts.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the forward is now expected to miss a few weeks ahead of an operation with the club keen to ensure Vardy is fit and firing over the second half of the campaign.
“We’ve been managing him over the past few month,” Rogers told reporters.
“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.”
Leicester currently sit third in the Premier League and are two points adrift of league leaders Manchester United, with the Foxes returning to FA Cup action when they travel to face Championship promotion hopefuls Brentford on Sunday.