Wilfred Ndidi could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in Leicester’s 4-2 defeat of Burnley at the weekend.
Ndidi was not involved as Leicester lost to Arsenal in Wednesday’s EFL Cup third round defeat to Arsenal and Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers revealed after the match that the Super Eagles midfielder may be sidelined for up to 12 weeks with an abductor injury suffered against Burnley.
”We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks,” he said.
”It is an abductor injury – it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury, so we will wait to see if needs an operation – it does then it will be 12 weeks.”
The injury means Ndidi will miss Nigeria’s friendlies against Tunisia and Ivory Coast next month.