Leicester City have been hit with another injury setback with Wilfred Ndidi after Manager Brendan Rodgers declared the midfielder is not ready to return to action.
Ndidi has missed the last two games by the Foxes due to a knee injury, a relapse from an initial injury he needed surgery for.
The team has struggled in the absence of the Nigerian and Rodgers admits the Midfielder is an important figure in the heart of Leicester City’s midfield.
In his pre match conference ahead of the this weekend’s match-up against Manchester City, Rodgers wasn’t optimistic of an early return for his most consistent Midfielder.
“Wilf won’t be available for the weekend,” Rodgers told reporters on Thursday. “He’s still in a process to try and get fit, so we’ll see how he is next week. I’m not sure.
“He’s doing work inside, but you then have to progress that to outside and then when he can join the team. It’s another intensity to join the team and then to play.
“We just want to make sure he’s right because he’s such an important player for us. It’s about the long term, too. There’s no timeline on it. We’ll see how he progresses.”
Ndidi’s absence presents Rodgers with a problem in midfield, with Hamza Choudhury suspended for the game against Pep Guardiola’s side and Nampalys Mendy also out with a knee injury.
“They’re three excellent players and obviously we have to find a strategy and a plan to come up with a game that can see us try and get three points,” he said.
“Wilf has obviously played more, but all three give you that defensive solidity, which is important for any team. They’re not available, so we can’t worry about that.”
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