Ndidi’s Absence From The World Cup Qualifiers Is A Setback For Nigeria, As The Midfielder Has Been Ruled Out For Four Weeks

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Wilfred Ndidi, a defensive midfielder for Nigeria and Leicester City, has been ruled out for up to four or five weeks, according to Brendan Rodgers.

The 24-year-old Super Eagle missed the Foxes’ 2-2 Premier League match with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Stadium on Sunday due to a hamstring injury he sustained in the 2-2 draw with Burnley a week earlier.

Despite being suspended for the team’s Europa League trip to Poland to face Legia Warsaw, which they defeated 1-0, Ndidi was unable to play due to injury.

Rodgers confirmed the player’s injury after getting the scan findings for the player, who had played in 31 consecutive games in all competitions since February before suffering the injury against Burnley.

“He did it in the [Burnley] game, which was unfortunate. It could be four to five weeks, so we’ll see how that goes,” Rodgers told BBC Radio Leicester as quoted by Leicestershire Live.

Ndidi will miss the home matches against Manchester United and Arsenal, as well as the Europa League fixtures against Spartak Moscow, due to his injury.

Ndidi, who had previously been pulled out of Nigeria’s team for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic, is now a major question mark for the November qualifiers.

Ndidi might miss top-flight matches against promoted Brentford and Leeds United, in addition to the international break in November.

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