Jamie Vardy has revealed he would struggle to recover from injury due to a taste for Skittle vodka earlier in his career.
Leicester striker Vardy’s autobiography is released later this month and extracts of which have been serialised in The Sun.
In the book he writes how he would put “at least 20 batches” of Skittles into a bottle of vodka, allow the sweets to dissolve and then top up the drink with further packets.
“I had a three-litre vodka bottle at home I would put loads of Skittles sweets in,” says Vardy.
“After that, you can drink the vodka neat and it tastes just like Skittles. When I was bored at home in the evening I’d pour myself a glass, sit back and enjoy. The vodka was decent but it wasn’t doing much for my dead leg, which didn’t stop bleeding for ages.”
The injury, which was suffered while Leicester were outside of the Premier League, had kept the forward out for more than two weeks.
It was not until he was confronted by physio David Rennie that he considered the the drink may be causing the issue.
“Well, that will be why, then”,’ Dave said, looking a little shocked, before going on to explain the science behind it and how the alcohol was damaging the healing process,” the current England international writes.