Rodgers provides Ndidi injury update
- Wilfred Ndidi injury update: surgery successful says, Brendan Rodgers.
- The Nigerian is expected to be on the sideline for up to four weeks
Wilfred Ndidi picked up an injury in training ahead of Leicester City’s Wednesday Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie against Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers after the tie, which ended 1-1, thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s second-half strike said, Ndidi, 21 would have to go under the knife.
Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Southampton tomorrow, Rodgers told newsmen that the surgery on the former Genk player was successful.
According to the former Celtic and Liverpool manager, Ndidi was back at the Leicester City training ground and has commenced the recovery process.
On Ndidi injury update, Rodgers said, “It went very well.”
“It was a good operation. He’s now back in and straight into his recovery. Something around that (three or four weeks). Sometimes it can be sooner, sometimes it can’t be.”
Ndidi, a 35-capped Nigerian international has featured 23 times in all competition this season for 2015 English Premier League winner and has 2 goals to his name.
Meanwhile, a former Super Eagles defender Celestine Babayaro has called for Ndidi, 23, to make the captain of the Nigeria national team.
According to Babayaro, who represented Chelsea and Newcastle in his playing days, the Leicester City midfielder was the most consistent Super Eagles player.
Babayaro said: “Top performance in every game is the stuff of a captain.
“I really don’t know how he (Ndidi) conducts himself off the pitch but on the pitch, he deserves to be captain in the absence of Musa”,
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