Jamie Vardy: Leicester City striker back in training ahead of Tottenham clash

 England striker has been out for just under two weeks after undergoing minor groin surgery

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has returned to training after recuperating from minor groin surgery – just in time for the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

The 29-year-old sat out the 2-2 draw with Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the FA Cup third round tie at White Hart Lane but is expected to play a part in Wednesday’s clash.

Vardy is the Premier League’s joint top goalscorer - level with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku on 15 – but has failed to score since the 2-1 win against Chelsea on 14 December.

Leicester, who are two points adrift of leaders Arsenal, posted a photograph on their official Twitter page of the England forward continuing his return from injury at their Belvoir Drive training complex.

“He is getting better,” Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri said this week. “This morning he joined in the warm up with the team and then trained differently, so tomorrow I will check. I think he will be okay.

“I don’t know exactly what the problem was. I am not a surgeon. It is a little problem he had and the procedure was small. Now he can run normally without any problem.

“Jamie had a problem for a month, more or less, and he continued to play. Now without the problem is much better. I'll see if he starts from the beginning and if he is ready to come with me on the bench. Every time he wants to play, I know him.