Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has debunked rumours that Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi has suffered a relapse in his knee and that the midfielder could be out for a long time.
Rodgers revealed that Ndidi had only sustained an ankle injury during training, adding that the Super Eagles star would return to action soon.
The 25-year-old missed a large part of the 2021/22 season after sustaining a knee injury in the Foxes’ UEFA Conference League 2-1 loss to Rennes on March 17 and went on to miss Leicester’s last 16 matches of the season.
Ahead of the 2022/23 season, the 2016 Premier League champions were handed a major boost after the player returned to full training earlier this month.
The Nigeria international has yet to feature for the Foxes in their pre-season campaign and has been once again ruled out of this weekend’s games after he sustained another injury in training.
There had been fears that the former Genk player could be out for a long time but Rodgers has come out to dispel such claims insisting Ndidi won’t be out for too long.
“We’ve got one or two knocks,” Rodgers told LCFC TV
“Ndidi’s twisted his ankle in training a few days ago. We don’t think it’s too serious.
“It’s a high ankle sprain, so he had a scan on it and it’ll hopefully be okay. We’ve just looked after him really, he won’t be involved at the weekend. But of course, hopefully, next week at some point he’ll be back training.”
The Foxes have four more games to play in the pre-season but Rodgers will be happy to have the Nigerian available for their first Premier League game of the season against Brentford on August 7 at King Power Stadium.