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Jamie Vardy out for as much as a month with hamstring harm

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy used to be dominated out Thursday for as much as a month as a result of a hamstring downside, intensifying the staff’s harm disaster.

It leaves Leicester with a striker scarcity, with Patson Daka additionally injured and Kelechi Iheanacho set to go away for the African Cup of Countries subsequent week.

A minimum of seven different gamers also are lately sidelined.

Vardy used to be injured within the 1-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday.

“Jamie might be out. It might be the following 3 to 4 weeks,” Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers mentioned forward of the house fit towards Norwich on Saturday.

“It’s a hamstring. He may just soldier on, which is what he sought after to do, however the scan has proven up as that.”

Rodgers mentioned he feels the packed festive time table and the additional calls for put on gamers because of COVID-19 had performed a vital phase in Vardy’s harm.

“I believe the fatigue component in that aggregate of video games has most definitely ended in it,” he mentioned. “The gamers don’t seem to be robots. Other folks assume as a result of they’re paid some huge cash they will have to end up and play each unmarried day of the week and that’s no longer the case.

“It’s the mix of video games we now have had and the restoration time has made it tricky for him.”

Daka used to be already out, having limped off with a hamstring downside in an English League Cup fit final week. It is going to rule the Zambia global out of the African Cup, Rodgers mentioned.

“Patson may not be going. He’s no longer are compatible. He’ll keep and with a bit of luck throughout the subsequent two to 3 weeks might be again once more,” Rodgers mentioned.

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