Vardy set for groin surgery

LONDON — Leicester City’s leading scorer Jamie Vardy is set to have minor groin surgery that will keep him out for up to two weeks, the BBC reported on Sunday.

Vardy is therefore set to miss a double-header of games away to Tottenham Hotspur, one in the FA Cup third round and one in the English Premier League, while he also risks missing the visit of Aston Villa on January 16.

The England striker has scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season to help Leicester to second place in the table.

He played in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth that saw the Foxes slip two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.

And manager Claudio Ranieri is unperturbed by Leicester City’s recent goal drought and says it is only a matter of time before the Foxes start finding the back of the net again.

Leicester were top of the Premier League table at Christmas, but dropped to second behind Arsenal after their goalless draw with 10-man Bournemouth on Saturday, a game in which Vardy hit the post and Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty. — AFP.

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