By Ben Dinnery

6th Jan, 2022 | 1:49pm

Medical expert: Vardy 'defies logic' as Leicester City comeback date revealed

Leicester City icon Jamie Vardy “defies logic” in terms of his age but may not be able to recover from injury as quickly as he once did.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Vardy, 34, played despite a hamstring concern in the 1-0 win over Liverpool last Tuesday (28 December).

But as quoted by the Foxes’ media team last Thursday (30 December), Brendan Rodgers revealed he will now be out for “three to four weeks”.

He is one of 13 Leicester stars currently unavailable for selection.

Dinnery hailed the explosive striker’s “powers of regeneration” but predicted that his age will likely slow down his rehab.

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“We know Vardy has amazing power of regeneration,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams

“He defies logic in terms of his years, almost. But the body’s powers of recovery do diminish over time. There’s no getting away from that.

“That may inhibit him slightly. There are several reasons as to why that is.

“It affects the production of collagen, the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals, and your body’s testosterone levels.

“So those are the factors as to why the recovery might take longer than it did 10 years ago.

“But what we have seen with Jamie Vardy is a player who tends to recover fast. He looks after himself and he’s a fit lad.

“He did have the hamstring injury before the game and that was probably exacerbated there. Rodgers may not have wanted to throw him back in.

“But fingers crossed we’ll see him before the winter break.”

Vardy has netted 11 times in 22 appearances in 2021-22.

His Leicester side are currently 10th in the Premier League.

In other news, Leicester City product Harrison Panayiotou agrees to join Aldershot Town