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Jamie Vardy Out For Eight Weeks

Leicester's top striker is out with a hamstring injury.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed Jamie Vardy will be out of action for eight weeks in a huge blow to injury-hit Leicester.

Vardy, who turns 35 this month, has been dealing with the issue since Leicester's Carabao Cup defeat at Liverpool in December. The striker isn't expecting to need an operation, but the injury is worse than first feared.

Leicester are now left with few options up top. Kelechi Iheanacho is part of the Nigeria squad for the Africa Cup of Nations while Patson Daka is also out with a hamstring problem. That leaves Harvey Barnes or Ayoze Perez to lead the attack.

Meanwhile Jonny Evans, who is as important to Leicester’s defense as Vardy is to their attack, needs an operation on a hamstring problem and is unlikely to play again before April.

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