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Jamie Vardy injury: Leicester record-breaker likely to miss Tottenham double header

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy will undergo surgery which could sideline him for up to two weeks.

The record-breaking striker completed 90 minutes in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Bournemouth , but will now have a minor procedure to cure a niggling groin problem, according to BBC Sport.

He will miss Leicester’s FA Cup third-round tie with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane this Sunday, and will be assessed ahead of their Premier League match at the same venue three days later.

Vardy has been in scintillating form this season, scoring a division-high 15 goals to inspire the Foxes to their unlikely position of second in the Premier League table, two points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

That tally included goals in 11 successive games – between August 29th and November 28 – breaking a Premier League record previously held by Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy.

His absence would always be a blow to Claudio Ranieri, but comes at the worst possible time as Leicester have gone three games without scoring, after netting in every previous league match this term.

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