Jamie Vardy injury update issued by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers


Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick on his last outing for Leicester (Picture: Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Jamie Vardy will be fit for the Premier League clash with West Ham on Sunday.

The 33-year-old scored a hat-trick in the stunning 5-2 win over Manchester City last weekend, but was substituted in the 85th minute with an injury.

Rodgers explained after the match that the problem is a long-standing hip issue that the England international has learned to manage and should not keep him out of the weekend’s game.

‘Vards I think will be fine,’ said Rodgers. ‘He’s got this hip issue which has been ongoing. It usually settles down after a few days and he works himself back in.

‘He just has this impingement on his hip but we think he’ll be fine.’

The former Liverpool boss confirmed on Friday that Vardy will indeed be fit to play, as will Jonny Evans, but Dennis Praet remains a doubt due to a knee complaint.

‘Jonny is fine,’ he said. ‘Thankfully it [his calf] was just tight, but it was more to do with playing his first game.

‘Jamie is fine. It takes a couple of days to settle down, but he’s fine.

‘Dennis, we’ll see what the reaction is. That wasn’t as serious as we thought.’

The Foxes are top of the very early-season table, with three wins from three games so far, scoring 12 goals in that time.

New signing Cengiz Under is available to play, as is Wesley Fofana but he is less likely to make his Leicester debut this weekend.

‘He’s available for the squad,’ Rodgers said of Under. ‘We’ve seen his quality. He wants to run in behind. There’s going to be a period of adaptation for him. The intensity is different to what he’s used to. He’ll settle in over the next few weeks.’

On Fofana, Rodgers added: ‘It just depends, all players are different.

‘His natural profile as a player will suit how we play. The football aspect I think he will adapt quickly too. But there’s a life adaption too. There’s a lot of French speaking players here, but he will be straight onto to his English lessons. He’s a big talent. He plays with great maturity.’

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