Football: Injured Leicester star Jamie Vardy set for spell on sidelines, reports BBC

Leicester's Jamie Vardy is fouled by Bournemouth's Simon Francis.
Leicester's Jamie Vardy is fouled by Bournemouth's Simon Francis. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Leicester City's leading scorer Jamie Vardy is set to have minor groin surgery that will keep him out for up to two weeks, the BBC reported on Sunday.

He is therefore set to miss a double-header of games away to Tottenham Hotspur, one in the FA Cup third round and one in the Premier League, while he also risks missing the visit of Aston Villa on Jan 16.

The England striker has scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season to help Leicester to second place in the table.

He played in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Bournemouth that saw the Foxes slip two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.