Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes Wilfred Ndidi would be sufficiently rested and completely recovered from his latest knee injury when the Foxes resume from their winter break.
Ndidi, 23, made a “miraculous recovery” last month and returned to action just 12 days after an operation to remove a piece of floating bone from his meniscus.
The all-action midfielder took to the field as a 34th-minute substitute as Leicester returned to winning ways following a 3-game winless spell in a 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham on January 22.
He was the fielded for the entirety of his side’s League Cup semi-final second-leg defeat at Aston Villa six days later.
Ndidi was, however, pulled out of Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Chelsea after feeling some pain in his knee.
With the Foxes not in action now until the 14 February clash with Wolves, Rodgers is hopeful the Super Eagles midfielder will be able to play at Molineux.
Explaining the situation, Rodgers told Leicester’s website: ‘We just thought it was too big a risk really.
‘He was down to play, even right up until the team-sheet going in, well before the game, but gradually he felt the pain.
‘I can just tell. I’ve known Wilf long enough now. He’s a real warrior and a tough player, so to see him in the pain when he walked, it just made no sense to risk him.
‘We took it out of his hands, let him rest. He’s got a period of rest now, which will help his knee.’