Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has delivered an update on his midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as he downplays the seriousness of the midfielder’s injury against Everton. The Nigeria international made his 11th appearance in the Premier League this campaign, playing for just 42 minutes before he succumbed to a hamstring injury during the game.Embed from Getty Images
The 24-year-old midfielder was then subbed off in the 42nd minute as he was replaced by former Monaco and Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, with the hopes of not escalating the injury as best Australian online casino placed some odds regarding his return at the time.
Having been subbed, the Rodgers’ team was able to salvage a point at the Goodison Park with Youri Tielemans who scored a goal in the second half to level the playing field.
The Foxes’ boss Rodgers was able to reduce the fears that seemed to have plagued everybody regarding how long the Nigerian midfielder will be on the sidelines.Embed from Getty Images
Speaking to the media following their 1-1 draw against Everton, Rodgers said via Leicester City website: “Wilf was tight, it was the back of his hamstring, so we’ll see how that goes in the next couple of days.
“It’s just tightened up. He doesn’t think he’s overstretched or tore it. We’ll just have to assess that. We couldn’t risk it.”
Despite this positive news, it remains unclear if the defensive midfielder will be available for the Foxes’ game on Sunday as they will be clashing against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United at the King Power Stadium.
Following their 1-1 stalemate against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, Leicester City was able to increase their unbeaten run to nine in all competitions played so far this campaign.
The team currently sits in the third position on the Premier League table with 39 points scored from 20 games, being just two points away from league leaders Manchester City.Embed from Getty Images
Ever since the beginning of the 2020/22 campaign, the Super Eagles midfielder had been plagued with several injuries which ultimately reduce his game time in the Brendan Rodgers team, with only 15 games played so far with real money online casinos placing odds in every match the midfielder played.
Ndidi was only just returned from the sidelines after recovering from a groin injury, which he succumbed to in September, seeing him out for almost three months. The 24-year-old midfielder moved to the King Power Stadium from Belgian side Genk during the winter transfer window of 2017, and ever since he had become pivotal for the team.
In his first full campaign with the Foxes, he was crowned the club’s best young talent beating Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell to the prize.