Leicester coach calms Nigerian nerves on Ndidi’s injury

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has delivered a positive update on his midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. He downplays the seriousness of the midfielder’s injury sustained against Everton. The Nigeria international played for just 42 minutes before he succumbed to a hamstring injury during the game.

The Super Eagles was subbed for former Monaco and Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. Everton were able to salvage a point at the Goodison Park as Youri Tielemans scored in the second half to level the scores.

The Foxes’ boss Rodgers has told the Leicester City website: “Wilf was tight; it was the back of his hamstring, so we’ll see how that goes in the next couple of days.

“It’s just tightened up. He doesn’t think he’s overstretched or tore it. We’ll just have to assess that. We couldn’t risk it.”

Despite this positive news, it is very unlikely that the defensive midfielder will be available for the Foxes’ game on Sunday against Leeds United at the King Power Stadium.

Ndidi just returned from the sidelines after recovering from a groin injury, which he succumbed to in September and was eventually out for almost three months.