Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy is struggling for fitness ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League match against Fulham, according to a report on the Leicester Mercury.

The striker managed to find the back of the net from the penalty spot in the 2-0 victory over Watford on Saturday but was substituted in the second half.

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Manager Claude Puel confirmed that the Englishman is struggling with an ongoing groin problem and said that he is not sure if he will be fit enough to play in London.

Puel said:

He (Vardy) felt something and we will discuss with the medical staff. I don’t know (if he needs surgery). It is a balance to know his feeling.

Tomorrow will be another day. It will be for Jamie and other players to see how they feel.

I don’t know who will be available for this important game. Other players must be ready in their minds to play and replace another team-mate.

Wes Morgan was also spotted limping following the victory at the King Power Stadium and may be forced to sit out the trip to face Claudio Ranieri’s side.

The Foxes will be hoping that Vardy does not need surgery on the issue but he will be continued to be assessed further tomorrow.

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