Foxes are set to play without Fofana and Vardy against Rennes in the first leg for UEFA Europa Conference League this week. James Maddison and James Justin are in contention to play for the club against the french club as Jamie Vardy, who came in as clutch against Leeds on Sunday, suffered a knee injury the same day. Fofana on the other hand has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not make the squad for the performance.
With a promising comeback for the Englishman after the win against Leeds United, Vardy took a disappointing injury with it, “He, unfortunately, got injured in the last game so is going to be out for a few weeks, which is a shame”, said the 49-year-old coach. He is determined to be out for three weeks on the sidelines, as per club official reports. Rodgers also added that with the injuries and COVID, it has been a frustrating season for both club and its players because one misses the level of the player absent from the squad. Rodgers is however hopeful for the Arsenal clash taking place on Sunday, for the Premier League, as he believes Fofana will be back after recovering from COVID.
The Foxes have been hit with injury spells all season along with Maddison, Justin and Ricardo who had withdrawn from the matches due to hamstring issues. The squad needs to alter their plays according to the players who are not injured and come through the games to make the current season better for themselves.