Rodgers refuses to buy a striker despite Vardy’s injury

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Leicester city manager, Brendan Rodgers has chosen not to buy a replacement for the club’s number Jamie Vardy, with some days to the end of the January windows.

Instead, the former Liverpool boss has planned to buy an attacking midfielder to fill a space left by Dennis Praet who is out until after April.

However, Rodgers stated that no player is on the ground at the front who could fire up the Foxes’ current form than Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez- who will be fighting for a spot to replace the Englishman.

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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring against Arsenal to make it 1-0 during in a Premier League match (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester)

Vardy is presently undergoing surgery, due to a rupture in his abdomen, which might take a long time for him to recover

“There’s not going to be one available for us that will improve what we have, that’s the reality of it. Well press on with what we’ve got and Jamie will be back in very soon”. Rodgers said 

At the initial stage, Rodgers said the 34-year-old striker would not be available for selection for-roughly- few weeks, but his absence is at the rate of his recovery, plus might be out for seven days as the surgery was slated for last year November

“It’ll just depend on the recovery, he could be a week, it’s not a major operation, its aIt’llor one. It’ll just depend on the recovery process. It could be earlier than two weeks, but on that guesses, that’s what it will be.

We were looking at doing it in the last international break, but that plan had to change at the last minute.

“It’s one where he’s been in pain while he’s been training so we’ve had to reload his training and get him ready for the games, but this was the point where we felt we had to get it done so we can benefit for the rest of the season,” he said

“We were hoping to do it a few weeks back, but this is a window where we can get it done and that will leave him with a good part of the season where he can be influential for us.”He ended.

Vardy finished as the Premier League top scorer last campaign, bagging 23 goals. He has scored eleven times in the 2020/21 season.  

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