It's not his Achilles tendon: Brendan Rodgers alleviates Jamie Vardy Injury Fears

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Jamie Vardy is the top scorer in the 2019-20 Premier League with 17 goals for Leicester City.

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updated:January 23, 2020, 11:17 am

It's not his Achilles tendon: Brendan Rodgers alleviates Jamie Vardy Injury Fears
Jamie Vardy (Photo credit: Reuters)

Leicester: Brendan Rodgers hopes Jamie Vardy won't pause long after Leicester's top scorer paused in Wednesday's 4-1 win over West Ham.

Vardy was injured when he chased a pass at King Power Stadium in the first half.

He was treated for a few minutes before trying to continue the game. A train that took only seconds before falling back onto the lawn that clutched his leg.

This time the 33-year-old had to get out when Kelechi Iheanacho replaced him in a game in which Leicester led 2-0 at half-time.

Vardy is the top scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals this season and would be very absent if he were out for a long period.

But after the game, Rodgers said, "It is not his Achilles tendon that is good. Hopefully it will wear off in the next few days and he will be fit.

"Jamie is a real talisman for the team, but if we want to be successful, it's about the team.

"He didn't play for us in some games and the team still played well, but of course we want him to be fit and good. He is such a good player and we hope it is not too serious."

Rodgers’s team is third in the Premier League as they aim to qualify for next season’s Champions League with a top 4 result.

While Vardy retired from international service, his good shape had led to suggestions that England manager Gareth Southgate could try to bring him back to his knees before Euro 2020.

Southgate has been injured by strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford in the past few weeks.

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