Wilfred Ndidi recovering quickly, could play in crucial game: Leicester

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City celebrates with Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City following the FA Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and Wigan Athletic at The King Power Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Wilfred Ndidi underwent the knife in a minor surgery recently. Gladly he is already back training with Leicester City and could play in a crucial game.

Although Hamza Choudhury and Papy Mendy always do a decent job playing with or replacing Wilfred Ndidi for Leicester City, the Nigeria international is still always missed in absence.

Ndidi is an elite defensive-midfielder: topping both the tackling and interceptions charts for Europe’s top-five divisions at times this campaign. That astonishing feat has brought attention, admirers and worldwide notoriety for the Nigerian.

Therefore an injury, and furthermore surgery, really affects the Foxes side; so when the midfield man had his operation, the Leicester staff and Blue Army feared the worst. It was expected for him to be out for several weeks, with an estimated return time of “early February”.

Excellent news for Leicester City

This past weekend, it was revealed by Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers that Ndidi was already back on the training pitch enjoying light movement. Making him technically ahead of schedule. Rodgers, as always, was cautious in his evaluation but expects to have Ndidi back soon.

However, the club will not rush the player back, potentially causing more problems. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rightly received criticism for a similar incorrect decision with regards to Marcus Rashford. Rashford now has two stress fractures in his back along with being out for longer than necessary.

The big match

Leicester have a hugely important upcoming Carabao Cup semi-final second leg clash versus Aston Villa on Tuesday, January 28. Encouragingly, it has been reported that Ndidi may be fit for the vital clash. Read an excerpt from Leicester Mercury following the link below:


Wilfred Ndidi could make a surprise return to Leicester City’s line-up for the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Aston Villa.

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