Leicester City are expected to be without star striker Jamie Vardy once more for the Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday.
The former England international has missed the last 10 games with a knee problem and this weekend’s game could once again come a little too quickly for him.
Vardy, 35, has only made two appearances in 2022 due to a niggling knee injury that has caused him pain when he strikes the ball.
The forward has recently completed a series of injections to the problem area to try and solve the issue and they do seem to have had the desired effect with the 35-year-old returning to the grass this week.
Manager Brendan Rodgers was able to provide a further positive update from a Leicester perspective following the 1-1 draw with Everton adding that the striker’s recovery will take a step up again with him returning to full contact training on Thursday.
After such a long period out of the squad with an issue as delicate as the knee, though, it would come as a shock to see Vardy play any part against the Villans and if he does it will likely be, at most, from the bench.
The Foxes will also have to make do without both Ryan Bertrand and Wilfried Ndidi who are still recovering from knee problems of their own.
Villa on the other hand will have a near fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the game with Lucas Digne expected to remain the only absentee.
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