After Kevin de Bruyne, absent from four to six weeks on the side of the Citizens, it is the Foxes’ turn to see themselves deprived of a key element. Jamie Vardy, 13 goals and 5 assists in 20 Premier League appearances this season, will undergo surgery for a minor hernia and will be out for several weeks, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed. The Leicester City No.9 has dragged a hernia problem all this early part of the 2020/21 campaign, but he can’t continue. The 34-year-old forward will miss out on Sunday’s trip to Brentford (FA Cup) and “Will be away for a few weeks,” the Northern Irish technician told the media, before explaining in more detail.
“We have a small window that allows him to undergo a minor operation on his hernia. He will be back in a few weeks. It’s an operation that shouldn’t leave him away from the ground for too long, it’s just a repair in and around that herniated area. We think he can’t really put it off until later. We were hoping that he would be operated on a few weeks ago, but it is now that we can do it and inevitably, he will be missing at a point in the season when he could have really been influential for us ”. Leicester City are currently third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester United.
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