Wilfred Ndidi could return for Leicester next weekend

Wilfred Ndidi could return for Leicester next weekend
Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Feb 16, 2020. 09:00

Nigeria international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi could return from injury for Leicester City next weekend.

The 23-year-old has been a key part of Leicester’s fine campaign thus far, though a worrisome knee injury has restricted him to just four appearances since the turn of the year.

With Ndidi mostly absent, the Foxes have struggled to reproduce the superb form they demonstrated in the first half of the season.

That trend continued on Friday night when they were held 0-0 at Molineux Stadium by Wolverhampton Wanderers – a match Ndidi was again absent for. The result means Leicester have gone three matches without a win across all competitions, and claimed just one victory from their last five Premier League outings.

With a crunch match against Manchester City looming next Saturday, February 22, the Foxes will be desperate to have their Super Eagles midfielder back in the starting XI.

And there’s good news on that front, with manager Brendan Rodgers telling BBC Leicester Sport that Ndidi may well return for their next outing.

“Wilf may be available for next week. He didn’t make today but he’s responding well to treatment and we’ll assess that at the start of the week,” explained Rodgers.

Ndidi has made 21 appearances and scored two goals for Leicester City in the 2019/20 Premier League season.

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