Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rodgers, is yet to come to terms with the recent groin injury that will keep Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, out of action for almost 12 weeks.
The 23-year-old suffered a groin strain in their Premier League win over Burnley on Sunday but managed to play for the duration of the game which also means that the player will play no part in the forthcoming international friendly matches against Tunisia and Cote d Ivoire next month and perhaps, the back-to-back AFCON qualifying matches against Sierra Leone in November for Nigeria.
The Nigeria international missed his side’s defeat against Arsenal in Wednesday’s League Cup tie at the King Power Stadium.
But yesterday, Rodgers said the 23-year-old could be out of action for up to three months should he undergo surgery.
“We’re just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks. It’s an abductor which may have come off the bone,” Rodgers told the club website.
“It’s quite a nasty injury, so we’re waiting to see if he needs an operation or not. If it’s an operation, then he’ll be at least 12 weeks.”
Ndidi played as a centre-back in the Foxes’ opening Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion and Burnley due to the unavailability of Wes Morgan, Jonny Evans and Filip Benkovic.