Customers in the Transfer Tavern have put down their pint glasses, stood on a bar stool and applauded Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy after he announced he is to play through the pain of a wrist injury.
Vardy was quoted in the Leicester Mercury saying:
“I knew something was wrong because my whole arm was numb.” I didn’t want to come off so I just had it strapped up.”
“I had it X-rayed the next day and there were two cracks in my wrist. I’ve got a game cast and referees are happy with it. It’s lightweight and there’s no chance of harming anyone. I have to wear it for eight weeks.”
The 28-year-old broke two bones in his wrist against Aston Villa a fortnight ago but he did not let that stop him and scored twice against Arsenal last weekend. The goals however were in vain as The Foxes succumbed to their first defeat of the season.
Leicester play Norwich City on Saturday and the Premier League top goal scorer will be looking to add to his tally of six for the season. Despite his injury, Vardy has been called into the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania and will hope to add to win his third international cap.
Foxes supporters in the Tavern are delighted by Vardy’s commitment to play through the pain although they’re concerned a more serious injury to their striker will severely damage their season.
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