Claude Puel unsure if Leicester striker Jamie Vardy needs surgery

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2018

Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is nursing an ongoing groin problem and could miss Wednesday's match.

The Foxes go to Fulham on Wednesday and face 2016 title victor Ranieri for the first time since he was sacked in February 2017.

Leicester could be without striker Jamie Vardy when they travel to Fulham in the Premier League on Wednesday.

And Foxes chief Claude Puel said: 'We will see (about Vardy). He felt something and we will discuss with the medical staff.

"I can not say the player with the problem but I can not know my starting players in two days". We will see tomorrow.

This will be the first league game between Fulham and Leicester since the 2003-04 Premier League campaign, when Fulham won both meetings 2-0.

"I can not say the players with the problem but I can not know my starting players in two days".

Claudio Ranieri
Following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace Ranieri rewarded his players with pizza and champagne

"We need to be aware and be careful of this team because they play very well". It's a balance to know his feelings step by step.

"Tomorrow will be another day, it will be for Jamie and for all the other players that feel something [an injury]".

"Every game is very important".

Vardy is just one in a growing list of Leicester-absentees, with captain Wes Morgan, £3m summer signing Jonny Evans and Rachid Ghezzal doubtful, whilst Harry Maguire is still out with a knee injury.

Fulham, who lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Sunday, are bottom of the Premier League having replaced Slavisa Jokanovic with Ranieri last month.

Ranieri took charge at Leicester in 2015 (Mike Egerton/PA) Following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Ranieri rewarded his players with pizza and champagne (Nigel French/PA) By December Leicester fans were beginning to believe something special was happening at their club (Mike Egerton/PA) Ranieri, left, and Mauricio Pochettino met in the FA Cup third round in January 2016, with Tottenham winning after a replay.

"We can not forget what he bring to the club", he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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