Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has become the latest Nigerian player cast in doubt for action at the Africa Cup of Nations, as he is said to be down with a hamstring injury.
Megasportsarena.com reports that this much was provided by Leicester’s coach, Brendan Rodgers ahead of his side’s English Premier League clash with Manchester City on Monday.
However, while confirming that Ndidi had to be left out of The Foxes’ squad on account of injury, Rodgers stressed that it was a minor case of a ‘tight’ hamstring.
Ndidi ended up as an unused substitute against Manchester City on Boxing Day and his side went on to lose 6-3 at Etihad Stadium, where Rodgers revealed that the Nigerian lad is currently nursing a hamstring issue.
However, The Foxes’ gaffer is already thinking of lining out Ndidi for their next game, which would come as a relief to Nigerian fans that hope to see the former Nath Boys of Lagos and Racing Genk of Belgium star play in Cameroon.
Before then, though, Brendan Rodgers disclosed that he had to exclude Ndidi from his squad versus Man City due to the discomfort the lad complained about in his upper leg, but he is still one of five midfielders named in Nigeria’s squad for the upcoming AFCON in two weeks time.
Rodgers, who is already looking forward to the next game versus Liverpool on Tuesday, posited: “We have no choice but we’ll have to look again but obviously Wilfred Ndidi his hamstring is a bit tight.”December 27, 2021 at 08:04AM