Wilfred Ndidi could be set for a return to Leicester City’s squad to take on Norwich City on Friday after the Nigerian returned to training for the first time in over a month.
The Super Eagles midfielder has not featured for the Foxes since the 4-1 victory over West Ham three matches ago.
Leicester failed to win any of the three games Ndidi missed as was the case with his initial injury that saw him go under the knife for a knee complaint when Leicester lost all four games he missed.
But ahead of their trip to Carrow Road to take on the Premier League’s basement team, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers says Ndidi is in contention for the game having returned to full training.
The Northern Irishman, however, said he will not rush the 23-year-old back to first-team action to avoid a recurrence of the knee complaint that has sidelined him twice this season.
“Wilf Ndidi has been training, so we’ll see how he is on Friday,” Rodgers said in Thursday’s pre-match conference.
“But if he’s not right for this week we’ll look for next week, which is good news for us. We have to be cautious. We don’t want to lose him again.
“When he came back it was deemed he was fit, and he felt good, but he had a slight reaction, so we just wanted to be sure he was right.
“We need to give it that period of time. When we feel it’s the right time, we’ll bring him back in for a really important part of the season for us.”
The former Genk midfielder has played 26 times for Leicester this season, scoring twice and providing one assist.
Leicester currently occupy third position with 50 points from 27 matches while Norwich prop the division 18 points from the same number of matches.