The English star will not be able to accompany the foxes for several weeks.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Jamie Vardy has been ruled out for several weeks due to a hernia problem.
The 34-year-old striker, who won the Premier League’s Golden Shoe in the Premier League last season, will have to undergo surgery to resolve the problem that has bothered him for some time. No date has been set for Vardy to return to action, but Leicester boss believes now is the best time to have surgery.
Rodgers told reporters:
"Jamie Vardy will be out for a few weeks. As you know, we’ve been managing him over this last number of months, and he’s been absolutely fantastic.
"We have a window now that allows him to have a minor operation on his hernia and then he’ll be back within a few weeks. He’ll be out for that period.
"It’s one that doesn’t keep him out for too long, but it’s just a repair in and around that hernia area. It’s one we feel he can’t really put off much longer.
"We were hoping to do it a few weeks back, but this is a window where we can get it done and that will obviously leave him with a good part of the season where he can be really influential for us."
Vardy has beenLeicester City
's most effective attacking midfielder in recent seasons, finishing last season with 23 goals at the top of the goalscoring charts. He has also scored 11 goals this season and is only two goals lower than Mohammad Salah. Leicester City is in third place, two points behind leaders Manchester United.