Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that 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.’’