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Ndidi out for 3 months with ‘abductor’ injury

Ndidi out for 3 months with 'abductor' injury

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is facing up to three months out because of an abductor injury after missing Leicester City’s Carabao Cup exit on Wednesday.

Ndidi was not involved in the Foxes’ 2-0 loss to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Third Round after getting hurt in the 4-2 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

“We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks,” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers revealed about Ndidi on Wednesday after the Arsenal game.

“It is an abductor injury — it may have come off the bone, which could be a nasty injury. So we will wait to see if needs an operation. If it does, then it will be 12 weeks.”

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Ndidi has been filling in at center back at the start of the season while Leicester was without the suspended Jonny Evans and the injured Wes Morgan.

Leicester struggled without Ndidi, a midfield anchorman and organizer, when he was out through injury for a spell last season.

Ndidi was listed in the Super Eagle’s squad for the friendly games next month against Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria, after suffering an abductor injury on Sunday.

Since he made his international debut in 2015, the 23-year-old has established himself as a pivot in the Super Eagles midfield and his absence has raised eyebrows.


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