Brendan Rodgers provides encouraging Jamie Vardy fitness update

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that star striker Jamie Vardy may not be confined to the sidelines for as long as initially thought.

Brendan Rodgers provides encouraging Jamie Vardy fitness update

Foxes firing

Leicester, as things stand, of course represent one of the Premier League’s most in-form sides.

The Foxes have continued to defy the odds over recent weeks, having remained unbeaten across their last 8 outings, a stretch which includes five consecutive wins.

On the back of their latest 3-point haul picked up versus Chelsea on Tuesday, Rodgers’ men even moved temporarily into top spot in the English top-flight table.

What has proven even more impressive than their recent string of results, though, have been the performances themselves on the part of the King Power outfit.

Leicester look a genuine top side at present, with the likes of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and James Justin continuing to shine.

‘Won’t have lost much fitness’

Another key contributor to the success being enjoyed by the Foxes of late has of course been Jamie Vardy.

The 34-year-old has long stood as one of the Premier League’s most lethal finishers, with his haul of 11 goals and 5 assists to this point in the campaign proof that Vardy is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

As such, when Brendan Rodgers confirmed earlier this week that his side’s main goal threat was set for a spell of several weeks on the sidelines, it no doubt came as a major blow to the Leicester faithful.

The ex-English international was forced under the knife, to fix a long-standing hernia problem.

Brendan Rodgers provides encouraging Jamie Vardy fitness update

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)

In turn, on the back of the Foxes’ comeback FA Cup win over Brentford this afternoon, Rodgers was inevitably asked for an update on Vardy’s wellbeing.

And, in a boost for both his side’s fanbase, and all of those who depend on the veteran attacker for Fantasy Football production, the Leicester boss revealed that Vardy’s operation proved a success.

Remarkably, Rodgers then went as far as to suggest that the former Fleetwood man could be back on the pitch within the next 10 days:

‘He’s had the operation, a minor one. He’s in recovery now. The earliest he can get onto the pitch is a week to ten days.’

‘He won’t have lost too much fitness. He’ll be flying for us for the rest of the season.’


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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 19 11 40
2 Manchester City FC 18 18 38
3 Leicester City FC 19 14 38
4 Liverpool FC 19 15 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 West Ham United FC 19 5 32
8 Aston Villa FC 17 13 29
9 Chelsea FC 19 10 29
10 Southampton FC 18 5 29
11 Arsenal FC 19 4 27
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 19 -11 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Burnley FC 18 -12 19
16 Newcastle United FC 19 -14 19
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
18 Fulham FC 18 -12 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 19 -28 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 5

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