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Leicester boss Rodgers reluctant to rush Vardy back

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is reluctant to rush Jamie Vardy back.

The club's top scorer is currently sidelined after playing through the pain barrier during the Foxes' shock 1-0 win over Liverpool on December 28.

Vardy's absence has left boss Brendan Rodgers without an orthodox striker, as Patson Daka is also injured and Kelechi Iheanacho has linked up with Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nation.

Vardy has usually returned from injuries quickly yet given his importance to the team, and the stage of his career – Vardy turns 35 on January 11 – the club are likely to err on the side of caution this time, says the Daily Mail.

He was initially ruled out for three to four weeks but that is thought to be a minimum time frame.

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