Ranieri: Vardy hasn’t trained in a month

Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri has revealed that striker Jamie Vardy has been unable to train for the last month as he battles through a groin injury.

The striker has been vital to the Foxes' season as this campaign's surprise package, currently sitting level on points with Arsenal at the top of the standings.

Vardy has netted 15 goals thus far and broke a Premier League record earlier in the campaign by scoring in 10 consecutive league games.

However, Ranieri says the striker has been struggling with a groin injury and has not trained in the last month.

"It difficult to say [when he was last fit], it's important he continues to play. If he doesn't train very well it's important he keeps going to play. The match is like a training session for him," Ranieri said.

"Jamie will start to make training sessions with us, he's getting better. It's important, it'll be yes or no as to how I manage him.

"It will depend on the match and if I see he's a little tired. I prefer to manage him during the training session. The important players must play every time and get some rest during the week."