Brendan Rodgers provides injury update on Leicester striker Jamie Vardy

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Vardy was taken off at half-time against Brentford (Picture: Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers has provided an update on Jamie Vardy’s injury ahead of Leicester’s clashes against Brighton and Arsenal.

The 34-year-old was withdrawn at half-time of the Foxes’ 2-1 victory over Brentford on the weekend, with Patson Daka coming on in his place.

Vardy has been lethal in front of goal this season, scoring seven times in nine Premier League games for Rodgers’ side.

The striker has seven Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Before Leicester take on Mikel Arteta’s Gunners on Saturday, the Midlands club face Brighton in the Carabao Cup last 16.

Rodgers has vowed to make multiple changes to the side that beat Brentford, while he hinted that Vardy may miss out against the Seagulls to avoid risking further injury.

‘He felt something in the warm-up,’ said Rodgers.

‘I could just see in the game that Jamie wasn’t quite himself, wasn’t quite as dynamic, so I don’t want to risk any further injury.

‘We made the change and brought in Patson, who’s fresh and confident after his midweek performance.’

‘We can’t use the same players all the time, so we’ll definitely make changes, but it doesn’t take away the fact we want to win the game.

‘We’ll be bringing good players into the game.’


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