Rodgers – Vardy’s injury issues are a concern

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted concern over Jamie Vardy’s series of muscle injuries. The striker played no part in the 1 nil Premier League defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road on Friday due to the recurrence of a calf problem, his third injury since the turn of the year.

It can be recalled that Vardy was absent in the New Year’s Day Premier League win against Newcastle due to a calf issue and was subsequently ruled out with a gluteal muscle strain which he picked up in the win against West Ham at the end of January.

There has been a recurrence of the calf issue as Vardy felt the pain during training in the week and while a scan shows it’s a minor problem that shouldn’t keep him out of action for more than a week, Rodgers has expressed concern over the issue.

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“It is a concern, we’ve spoken around that with him and the medical team,” said Rodgers.

“He’s not out for long, it’s a low-grade strain on the same calf, so he’ll be back in, if it’s not for Birmingham [in the FA Cup on Wednesday], he’ll definitely be fine for the game against Aston Villa [on Monday, March 9].

“But it’s something that we hope will clear up soon.”

The series of injuries have also affected Vardy’s form as the striker last found the back of the net before last Christmas. He has been on a run of 9 games without a goal, his longest goal drought in three years. Meanwhile, Leicester City are also lacking goals as the Norwich defeat was their third consecutive game without scoring a goal.

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