The World Cup countdown is on and now there is concern over the fitness of Nigeria’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as the Leicester City midfielder could require detailed treatment to get back on his feet.
The Super Eagles attacker had to be pulled out barely five minutes into the second half in a 5-0 loss his club suffered to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Leicester manager Claude Puel confirmed on Saturday also that it was a hamstring-related injury.
Puel who reviewed the entire game for journalist raised concerns about Ndidi’s injury while worried about his place at the World Cup.
The manager said, “The red card was harsh. It was a battle between two players, both making contact. It happened during a crazy five minutes with the injury to Ndidi that left the team so imbalanced.
“I’m feeling bad for him (Ndidi). It’s a hamstring injury; I hope it’s not bad and he can make the World Cup.”
Other Nigerian stars recovering from injuries are Tyronne Ebuehi and Joel Obi.
It was a good story for Victor Moses as he featured in his 26th league appearance for Chelsea in a game away to Swansea.
Cesc Fabregas’s 50th Premier League goal won the match at the Liberty Stadium for the Stamford Bridge army.
Moses was in action for the entirety of the game.