Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is due to undergo an operation on a hernia issue which has been hampering him for some time.
A date has not been set for the 34-year-old’s return to action, but Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers feels now is the right time for surgery to take place.
Foxes manager Rodgers has ruled Vardy out for the next ‘few weeks’, meaning he definitely sits out Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie away to Championship club Brentford.
Beyond that, Leicester are away to Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday, January 27 before welcoming Leeds to the King Power Stadium on Sunday, January 31.
Rodgers said: “Jamie Vardy will be out for a few weeks. As you know, we’ve been managing him over this last number of months.
“We have a window now that allows him to have a minor operation on his hernia and then he’ll be back within a few weeks. He’ll be out for that period.
“It’s just a repair in and around that hernia area. It’s one we feel he can’t really put off much longer.”
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