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Leicester striker Jamie Vardy fit after minor foot injury

Vardy could feature at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.

FOOTBALL 21/08/17 16:41
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy fit after minor foot injury

Jamie Vardy has recovered from a foot injury and will be involved when Leicester travel to Sheffield United in the EFL Cup.

The striker gave the Foxes a scare at the weekend when he hobbled off late on against Brighton but, despite being sore, there is no serious damage.

Vardy has trained since and he will be in the squad for the second-round tie at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.

Jamie Vardy is helped from the field against Brighton
Jamie Vardy made a quick recovery (Nigel French/PA)

“Jamie trained this (Monday) morning. It was sore yesterday (Sunday), but he was okay to train today,” said Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare.

“I think it was more of a nerve rather than a kick. Once we released the pressure in his foot, it became a lot easier for him. He is okay and will be involved tomorrow. At what length, we will have to wait and see. I plan to make changes.”

Kelechi Iheanacho will miss out against the Blades but Shakespeare hopes the former Manchester City striker will be fit for the Premier League trip to play Manchester United on Saturday.

The £25million signing saw a specialist last week after he was unable to run at full speed without pain in his toe.

“There are no real major problems, which was a bonus,” said Shakespeare. “When players get discomfort, you want that to settle down. Giving him a few days off the grass, we think we have enabled that.

“We would like to push him now to see if we can improve his fitness and that is the idea over the next three or four days. I think it would be too soon to throw him in tomorrow, but I think he would be capable of it.”

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