Ndidi set for one-month in­jury lay-off

The Punch - - SPORTS -

uper Ea­gles mid­fielder Wil­fred ndidi may need surgery and could be out for up to a month with an un­spec­i­fied in­jury.

The Le­ices­ter player was ruled out of the Foxes’ Carabao Cup semi-fi­nal first leg with As­ton Villa on Wednesday.

Boss Bren­dan Rodgers re­vealed ndidi suf­fered an in­jury in train­ing - al­though did not spec­ify what - on Tues­day and may face an op­er­a­tion.

Be­fore the match, Rodgers said, “Wilf took a knock in train­ing yes­ter­day, which un­for­tu­nately means he might need a slight op­er­a­tion to­mor­row (Wednesday).

“That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly se­ri­ous, so hope­fully, go­ing into Fe­bru­ary, he’ll be fit and ready to go again.”

If ndidi misses the rest of the month he will sit out five Le­ices­ter games - in­clud­ing their semi-fi­nal sec­ond leg at Villa on Jan­uary 28.

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