Vardy fit despite tongue stitches procedure
Jamie Vardy's procedure to have stitches in his tongue will not rule him out of Leicester's Premier League visit of Fulham on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Foxes hitman needed the treatment after a first half collision with Watford's Ben Foster during last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road.
However, boss Brendan Rodgers revealed in his pre-match press conference that he is fit to take his place in the side against the struggling Cottagers at the King Power Stadium.
He said: "He's trained very well and, although we've got over 24 hours to go, he'll be fine for the weekend. It hasn't stopped him talking, mind!"
Despite the good news over Vardy, Marc Albrighton and Daniel Amartey miss out as they continue their recovery from respective hamstring and ankle issues.
Fulham arrive on the back of a five-game losing sequence of results and sit 10 points adrift of safety but Rodgers has urged against complacency.
He added: "All games are very difficult to forecast. People will look at chunks of five games and think 'right, you can get points here' but you never know what the other team is going to bring to the game.
"Scott (Parker) has come in and Fulham had a good performance last week, so he will want to continue with that this weekend."
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