According to Metro, Leicester City’s in-form striker Jamie Vardy will be laid off for a few weeks to have a hernia operation, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. This season, Vardy, 34, has scored 11 Premier League goals and is in the running for the Golden Boot, but Rodgers said that the hernia operation could no longer be put off.
“Jamie Vardy will be out for a few weeks. We’ve been managing him over these number of months and he’s been fantastic but we have a window now that allows him to have an operation on his hernia. Then he’ll be back. Then he’ll be back.
It’s one that doesn’t hold him out for too long. It’s a field repair. It’s one that we don’t believe we can put off any longer. It’s one that we can’t put off any longer. This is a window for us to get it done. That will leave him with a strong chance of becoming influential.”
In the coming weeks, Leicester, who will visit Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, will play Everton, Leeds United, Fulham, and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league before hosting champions Liverpool on February 13.
Rodgers said that, in Vardy’s absence, he wanted Spaniard Ayoze Perez to fill the gap, even though he did not have similar characteristics as the pace of the English striker (edited)