EPL Christian Pulisic and Jamie Vardy Chelsea Leicester City
Christian Pulisic and Jamie Vardy Chelsea Leicester City

Leicester City have some really important games coming up this month but they will have to play most of them without their talisman Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy picked up a hamstring injury during the 1-0 win over Liverpool on December 28 and as per the latest updates, the injury is more serious than earlier thought.

Talking to the press, Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the hamstring injury is quite serious and Jamie Vardy is likely to be on the sidelines for close to two months.

“Jamie will be out for a number of weeks. It’s been unfortunate for him but we’re looking at up to eight weeks,” Rodgers said on Friday, as reported.

“His is the higher end of his hamstring — you are looking into March for Jamie. He doesn’t need an operation and that was the only good news from it.”

Can Leicester City cope up without Jamie Vardy?

After Vardy’s injury, Brendan Rodgers now has some serious selection issues since the manager currently has as many as 17 players missing.

Apart from Jamie Vardy, Patson Daka is also out with a hamstring injury while his other forward Kelechi Iheanacho has left for the Africa Cup of Nations.

This is a really serious issue for the Leicester City manager since he now does not have a top-class centre-forward for the next couple of matches.

Leicester take on Watford in the FA Cup and then they face Everton and Burnley in the Premier League. And in at least these three matches, Brendan Rodgers will have to use a make-shift striker.

Jamie Vardy might be 34 years old but he’s still managed to net nine goals in 16 Premier League this season and when fully fit, he’s still very much the first-choice centre-forward. But now that he is ruled out for two months, Leicester City could be in all sorts of problems.

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