Brendan Rodgers is hoping for ‘positive news’ on Jamie Vardy’s fitness ahead of Leicester’s congested fixture list after the striker missed PSV Eindhoven stalemate due to knee injury
- Brendan Rodgers is hoping for some ‘positive news’ on Jamie Vardy’s injury
- Vardy has been sidelined since the start of last month due to a knee injury
- Leicester will play six another six games this month, starting with Crystal Palace
Brendan Rodgers is hoping for some ‘positive news’ on Jamie Vardy’s injury next week as Leicester continue to negotiate a heavy fixture schedule.
Vardy has been sidelined since the start of last month due to a knee injury and remains unavailable for Sunday’s home Premier League game against Crystal Palace.
The Foxes, held 0-0 at home by PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of their Europa Conference League quarter-final on Thursday night, will play the third of eight matches scheduled for this month.
Jamie Vardy (pictured) has been sidelined since the start of last month due to a knee injury
Brendan Rodgers says he’ll switch his team around ahead of congested fixtures this month
Rodgers said: ‘Jamie won’t be back. He’s got a final injection on Tuesday and we’ll see what the reaction is to that.
‘He can do a lot of fitness work, we’re just not quite ready there on kicking the ball. So we’re hoping we get positive news next week on that.’
Rodgers said there will be changes for Sunday’s clash with Palace. The Foxes will play the return leg against PSV in Holland next Thursday and then face a trip to Newcastle the following Sunday.
‘It’s the accumulation of games,’ Rodgers said. ‘This month alone we’ve got eight games to fit in and I’ve said to the players the same team won’t play every game.
Leicester will play another six games this month, starting with the visit of Crystal Palace
‘You can do, but you’re not going to get the same intensity and the energy that you would like.
‘The attitude of the players would always be first class, but the game is about energy, intensity, urgency, so for that, naturally, we would have to make changes.’
Rodgers confirmed midfielder Nampalys Mendy and defender Caglar Soyuncu will both return to contention for Sunday’s match, while forward Ayoze Perez would be assessed after illness.