Brendan Rodgers confirms hammer Leicester injury blow before Norwich


‘Three to four weeks’: Brendan Rodgers confirms hammer Leicester injury blow before Norwich

 

Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers has, on Thursday afternoon, confirmed an altogether concerning injury blow to his side’s ranks.

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Rodgers and co. are of course fresh off the back of a timely return to form earlier this week.

After continuing their slide down the Premier League table owing to a 6-3 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City at the weekend, the Foxes welcomed high-flying Liverpool to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was, for understandable reasons, the latter who were viewed as widespread favourites heading into the clash, amid the efforts of Jurgen Klopp’s men to track down table-topping Manchester City.

When all was said and done, however, Leicester sprung a festive surprise, eventually emerging on the right side of a 1-0 scoreline owing to a solitary strike from Ademola Lookman:

‘Three to four weeks’

With the dust having now firmly settled on the back of a fine evening’s work for Leicester on Tuesday, however, the true cost of their eventual triumph over Liverpool has begun to come to light.

Speaking in a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Brendan Rodgers was asked for the latest on the wellbeing of his squad.

This comes with the Foxes primed to return to action once more in just 48 hours’ time, in a Premier League meeting with relegation battling Norwich City.

And, in a blow for all associated with the club, the Northern Irishman went on to confirm that star hitman Jamie Vardy is not only set to miss out on Saturday, but potentially for the foreseeable future, after aggravating a pre-existing hamstring problem up against Liverpool.

‘Three to four weeks’: Brendan Rodgers confirms hammer Leicester injury blow before Norwich‘Three to four weeks’: Brendan Rodgers confirms hammer Leicester injury blow before Norwich

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their side’s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Sunday October 3, 2021. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

James Maddison, on the other hand, is expected to recover in time to face the Canaries:

‘Jamie will be out for the weekend and James Maddison should be fine. It depends, it could be the next three to four weeks (for Jamie Vardy).’

‘He wasn’t sure whether it was that (in a challenge with Joël Matip) or he felt the pain then. He ran on and soldiered on which he wanted to do, but the scan has shown up as that (a hamstring injury) so it could be three to four weeks.’

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 20 39 50
2 Chelsea FC 20 29 42
3 Liverpool FC 19 34 41
4 Arsenal FC 19 9 35
5 West Ham United 19 9 31
6 Tottenham Hotspur 17 2 30
7 Manchester United 17 2 28
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 -1 25
9 Leicester City 18 -2 25
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 -1 24
11 Crystal Palace 19 0 23
12 Aston Villa 18 -4 22
13 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
14 Brentford FC 18 -4 20
15 Everton FC 17 -8 19
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 17 -13 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 5
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5



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