Major scare for Leicester as talisman Jamie Vardy is taken off injured after pulling up and holding his hamstring
- Jamie Vardy booted ball for clearance and then clutched back of his leg
- It seems as though striker might run it off but he went down again shortly after
- Injury looked a bad one and Leicester may be without forward in coming weeks
- Brendan Rodgers will have to rely on Kelechi Iheanacho carrying the load
Leicester talisman Jamie Vardy was forced to come off with a suspected hamstring injury against West Ham.
Prior to the interval with the Foxes 1-0 up, Vardy booted the ball for a clearance and immediately clutched the back of his leg in the hamstring region.
The rapid forward trotted to the sideline and decided to give it another go, coming back onto the pitch briefly.
Jamie Vardy clutched the back of his leg and was forced off injured against West Ham
Vardy’s concerned team-mates surrounded him and the striker was in visible pain on the turf
But it soon became apparent that the injury would prevent him taking any further part in the game.
Vardy lay on his back while the physio came on and looked anguished as it was obvious that the problem could be a serious one.
English strikers are having a terrible time of it with injuries. Harry Kane could miss Euro 2020 with a hamstring injury of his own.
Marcus Rashford is sidelined with a double stress fracture to his back and Gareth Southgate has been left with few options.
Vardy has retired from international duty but there was a remote chance he could be persuaded back into the fold.
Brendan Rodgers called on Kelechi Iheanacho to come off the bench. Ricardo Pereira then doubled the lead in first-half injury time.
Iheanacho may have to carry the goal-scoring burden for the Foxes as they bid to cement their place in the top four over the coming weeks.
Vardy came off and then back on temporarily but soon decided he needed to be substituted
Vardy shook hands with manager Brendan Rodgers and made his way down the tunnel
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