Wilfred Ndidi: Rodgers confirms midfielder will be out for 12 weeks

Wilfred Ndidi: Rodgers confirms midfielder will be out for 12 weeks

- Wilfred Ndidi could on the sidelines for Leicester City for the next 12 weeks

- Brendan Rodgers confirmed after the Foxes Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal

- Leicester City will travel to Manchester to face City in the Premier League

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Wilfred Ndidi is set to go under the knife after Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the midfielder could be out for up to 12 weeks.

The Super Eagles midfielder suffered an adductor injury during the Foxes' Premier League clash with Burnley at the King Power Stadium.

The 23-year-old was also out of Leceister's first defeat of the season in the 3rd Round Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Wilfred Ndidi: Rodgers confirms midfielder will be out for 12 weeks
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Rodgers in a post-match interview confirmed that the Nigerian international may need to undergo surgery to correct his groin problem.

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He told Sky Sports:

"We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks.
"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 - it does then it will be 12 weeks."

Ndidi has also excused himself from representing Nigeria during the international friendlies against Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia in Austria.

Rodgers has played Ndidi as a centre-back in their opening two league fixtures and they have conceded two and scored seven goals so far.

Leicester City will test their Premier League credentials against Manchester City at the Etihad before the international break.

The Foxes are currently on top of the Premier League table on goal-difference following consecutive wins over West Brom and Burnley.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Influential Premier League defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of Nigeria's friendly games against Tunisia and Ivory Coast in October.

The 23-year-old was said to have suffered a groin injury during Leicester City's 4-2 win over Burnley in last weekend's Premier League triumph at the King Power Stadium.

He is now expected to miss their EFL Cup clash against Arsenal at the same venue on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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