Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out from football actions for up to four or five weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old midfielder who plays for Leicester City had the injury in the club’s 2-2 draw against Burnley two weeks ago.
Leicester coach, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the injury situation after receiving the results of the scan for the player, who had featured for 31 straight matches in all competitions since February before sustaining the injury against Burnley.
“He had it in the [Burnley] game, which was unfortunate. It could be four to five weeks, so we’ll see how that goes,
It’s impossible to find what we have in Wilf,” Rodgers said. “We have good players, but specifically the job he does in breaking up the play and defending in the box, he’s irreplaceable, but we have lots of good players.
“You have to find a way. Earlier on in the season, we brought [Boubakary] Soumare into the squad because he gives us that physicality. Wilf’s a fabulous player and hopefully, he’ll be okay for the weekend.” Rodgers told newsmen.
Ndidi will be absent from the Super Eagles world cup qualifier match against Central African Republic.