Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi would be out of action for about 10 days as he recovers from the hamstring injury he copped in the Foxes 1-1 draw at Goodison Park against Everton on Wednesday.
Ndidi’s season has been interrupted by injury having only recovered from groin/pelvis injury in early December last year after staying out of action for close to three months and when it seemed everything was going well for the Nigerian, he was replaced by Nampalys Mendy in the 42nd minute clutching his hamstring.
This development has no doubt ruled him out of Leicester’s home game with Leeds United, Fulham (Feb. 3rd) Wolves (Feb. 7th), and possibly the fifth round FA Cup tie with Brighton on the 10th February.
The Nigeria midfielder Ndidi is likely to be absent for just over a week, and the Northern Irish manager told the club’s official website in quotes picked by www.dasportstainment247.com that:
“It’s just a slight tear (for Ndidi),” the 48-year-old explained. “He will be [out for] a week to 10 days, which is unfortunate, but sometimes hamstrings can be much longer than that. Jonny’s fine. It’s been an ongoing issue with him for a little while, but he’ll be fine.”
“It’s the same test we’ve had all season when we’ve had players missing,” he continued. “Jamie is a top-class player, so is Wilf, but we’ve managed to get good results consistently over the season.
“As a coach or a manager, you have to find a way to get results and, very importantly for us, [maintain] the performance level.
“We played very well in midweek and we’ll look to take that into our next game. If you shine a light throughout the season, we’ve had important players who have been missing consistently.
“It’s only really been up until the last week or so where we haven’t had that. We trust the squad. Of course, you miss someone of Jamie’s ability and the strengths he has.
“That would help anybody, in particular ourselves, but as I said, I thought Ayo (Ayoze Pérez) did very well in the week. We’ve got Kels (Kelechi Iheanacho) as well, who can come into the game, and it’s a collective effort to put in a level of performance that can see us win games.”
Ndidi has been restricted to 11 league games due to the persistent injury with only a goal to show for his effort.