Jamie Vardy is fit for Leicester City’s Premier League visit of Fulham on Saturday despite needing stitches in his tongue.
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.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.