Brendan Rodgers gives update on Jamie Vardy’s injury before Brentford

Rodgers issues injury update

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has given an update on the fitness of Jamie Vardy, after his injury against West Ham.

The Foxes are having a fantastic season, and a lot of that is down to Vardy.

The Englishman has been brilliant so far this campaign, scoring a whopping 17 goals in just 22 games for Leicester.

That makes Vardy the Premier League top scorer, one ahead of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

However, both he and Nampalys Mendy suffered injuries during Leicester’s clash with West Ham on Wednesday.

Now, Brendan Rodgers has given an update on Vardy’s fitness, ahead of the game against Brentford in the FA Cup this weekend.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

“We’re hopeful for Tuesday. There’s a little bit of work to do.”

Speaking in his pre-Brentford press conference, Rodgers revealed that Vardy’s injury is not as bad as first thought, and he could be available on Tuesday.

“He’s not available for the weekend, Rodgers explained, as quoted by the Leicester Mercury.

“There will be a question mark for Tuesday.

“It’s not his hamstring. We’re hopeful for Tuesday. There’s a little bit of work to do.

“It’s Vardy’s glute. He’ll get some work in. He’s much better than directly after the game, when he was sore, and struggling to move. Today he is much better.”

Leicester face Aston Villa in their Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg on Tuesday, and Rodgers will no doubt hope to have his top scorer back in time for that game.

This update will come as a major relief for Leicester fans regardless, who will be hoping that Vardy can secure them at least a top-four finish this season.

 

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