Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out for a long spell with a muscle injury.
The 27-year-old missed the Foxes’ Championship win over Huddersfield on New Year’s Day and was then replaced in Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations squad on Wednesday. Ndidi has been a key figure this term for Leicester, who currently hold a 10-point lead at the top of the second-tier standings, and manager Enzo Maresca revealed on Friday he was awaiting a more detailed assessment of the former Genk midfielder’s injury.
“Probably for Wilf, it will be a long time,” Maresca told reporters as quoted by Leicester website, adding: “It could be three months. It looks like a muscular problem, but an important one, so we will see in the next hours but the situation for Wilf is probably the clearest one.”
Kelechi Iheanacho, one of Ndidi’s Super Eagles teammates, is also recovering from an injury complaint of his own. Maresca, however, was unclear on how long the striker is expected to be on the sidelines. The former Manchester City man will definitely miss Saturday’s trip to Millwall.
“I don’t know,” the Italian added. “The only thing I can say is that Kel is still injured. It’s getting better but it’s still not 100 percent otherwise he would be in the squad for tomorrow and he’s not in the squad.”
Ndidi has so far made 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing six assists.