Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has withdrawn from the England squad after picking up a knock in Leicester’s 2-1 win at home to Watford on November 7th.
The FA have confirmed that Vardy is not fit for the game against France at Wembley on Tuesday, and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard has been called up.
Jamie Vardy – fit for Newcastle game?
It’s not known just how bad Vardy’s injury is at the moment, but if the striker with 12 PL goals in 12 appearances this season cannot make the game at St. James’ Park – that’s a huge positive for Newcastle.
Leicester brought in new manager Claudio Ranieri this summer after Nigel Pearson was fired and he has had no trouble in quickly getting the best out of the players he inherited.
In the game against Watford eight days ago Vardy needed to have treatment after slipping and falling awkwardly to the ground – and he appeared to injure his groin.
But he did continue and was able to finish the game and keep his goalscoring streak going with a penalty – so he’s scored in the last nine Premier League games in succession – just one short of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.
Leicester are currently 3rd top of the Premier League on 25 points – just one point behind the joint leaders Man City and Arsenal – they are doping really well.
On Physioroom.com Jamie’s injury is down as a knock with no return date so that’s not very helpful.
It will be interesting to see if he’s available to play at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
If we were Claudio Ranieri we wouldn’t risk him.