Former England international striker Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester City for “a few weeks” with a knee injury, his Northern Irish coach Brendan Rodgers announced Wednesday.
Vardy suffered this injury during the victory over Leeds United 1-0 on Saturday in the twenty-eighth stage of the English Premier League, where he was playing his first match as a base in 2022, specifically since January 28, and the victory over Liverpool 1-0 in the twentieth stage when he suffered an injury in tendons of his knee.
“Vardi will be sidelined,” Rodgers said on Wednesday, on the eve of France’s meeting with Rennes in the first leg of the “Conference League”, that “Vardi will be sidelined. Unfortunately, he was injured in our last match and will be out for a few weeks, which is unfortunate.”
He explained, “He hit his knee, but we hope it (the knee treatments) will respond in the next three or four weeks. He was sore the day after the match.”
The Northern Irish coach considered that the injury of the 35-year-old was a frustrating blow for the player who scored his return to the stadiums last Tuesday when he entered a substitute at Burnley and scored the second goal for his team in the last seconds (2-0 in the league).
He continued, “You see the difference he makes when he is with the team, and for us it is frustrating because we are missing this level of players (in the absence of Vardy).”
After a string of poor results, the Premier League champions have regained some form and won four of their last five matches in all competitions.
Certainly, his presence in the twelfth place in the Premier League does not satisfy Leicester and its fans, and this is what Rodgers stressed by saying, “We want to finish the league in the highest possible order and go as far as possible in this competition,” referring to the “Conference” League” created by the European Union this season.
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