Jamie Vardy has been ruled out of Leicester City’s FA Cup third-round fixture with Tottenham as he is set to undergo a minor surgery on a groin injury.
Vardy, currently joint-top scorer of Premier League this season with 15 goals, will miss Leicester’s trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday and could also miss the league clash at the same venue three days later.
BBC Radio earlier reported that the striker could be sidelined for atleast two weeks, meaning he could have missed the Premier League away fixture at Aston Villa on 16th January. However, the Foxes have so far only confirmed that Vardy will miss their next match.
The 28-year-old prolific striker has gone through several injuries this term, including a broken wrist and a hip problem for which he had to take even pain-killing injections, while most recent setback was a viral fever but he managed to play in Leicester’s Christmas fixtures.
However, the in-form striker recently told the Daily Mirror, he doesn’t want any unnecessary rest by manager Claudio Ranieri.
“I will be fine, no worries about that,” he stated.”I won’t be having a rest.
“The illness last week has all gone now. I couldn’t tell you what it was. I was deteriorating by the minute and bed-bound for a couple of days. I looked even worse the day after playing Liverpool. It took the wind out of me completely. I couldn’t do anything apart from stay in bed.”
The England striker has so far scored 15 Premier League goals this term, including a record run of goals in 11 consecutive matches, although he has only one goal in his last six appearances.
Leicester City’s form has slightly dipped too, failing to score in a run of three matches that gave them two points.
But Jamie Vardy is believes he can carry his exceptional form in the second half of 2015 into the new year and secure his place in the England squad for the European Championship in France.
“If I have a second half to the season like I have had a first half, then hopefully I will be on that plane,” he said.
“You have seen what is going on at this club, it is building in a way so they can be challenging at the top all the time. We will keep doing what we are doing on the training field and see where it takes us.”