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Rodgers Reveals Vardy Injury Absence

Rodgers Reveals Vardy Injury Absence Photo: TT
Jamie Vardy (9) of Leicester City in action during the game Leicester City v Manchester City

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed Jamie Vardy missed his side’s 1-0 loss to Norwich City on Friday due to a minor calf strain.

Vardy, who hasn’t scored in his past seven league games, wasn’t part of the Foxes squad which went down to bottom-placed Norwich thanks to Jamal Lewis’ strike.

“He has had a slight pain in his calf,” Rodgers said.

“He has had a scan and has a low grade issue.”

It’s the third injury Vardy has suffered this year, affecting his form which has seen his goals tally dry up.

Vardy is expected to miss Leicester’s midweek FA Cup clash with Birmingham City but should be available for next weekend’s Premier League meeting with Aston Villa.

Leicester remain third on the league table but are only six points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea who play away to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Foxes are winless in their past five matches in all competitions and wavering in their bid for UEFA Champions League qualification.

“Naturally disappointed,” Rodgers said. “I don’t think we deserved to lose the game.

“However, we didn’t show enough quality in the final third of the pitch to make the breakthrough.

“We had enough attempts on goal. We had 19 shots, but only four on target, so that tells you that little bit of quality in the final third wasn’t quite there.”

Rodgers was also disappointed to see Kelechi Iheanacho’s 50th minute goal disallowed by VAR.

“The VAR goal was disappointing because I thought we were deserving of that at that stage of the game,” he said.

“I’m not sure what the ruling is, but somehow it was disallowed even though both players unintentionally handballed it. It didn’t work for us.”

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