Brendan Rodgers: Leicester boss hopes Wilfred Ndidi will return against Wolves

Brendan Rodgers: Leicester boss hopes Wilfred Ndidi will return against Wolves

- Brendan Rodgers has assured that Wilfred Ndidi will make Wolves clash

- The Nigerian ace was left out of Leicester City vs Chelsea game at King Power Stadium

- Amid fear of another injury scare, the Leicester boss said Ndidi is in good shape and will soon return

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has expressed confidence in Wilfred Ndidi's return to action, saying the ace midfielder will be available in Foxes' next encounter against Wolves.

Ndidi picked up a knock in training on Tuesday, January 7, and was left on the sidelines for four weeks, missing Leicester vs Aston Villa Carabao Cup first leg clash last year due to a knee injury.

The Nigerian international made a return as a 34th-minute substitute in City's 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham in January. He later went on to play full 90 minutes during Carabao Cup second leg clash against Villa.

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He was, however, a missing link in the midfield during Leicester's 2-2 draw to Chelsea at King Power Stadium, sparking rumours that the Super Eagles star might have suffered another injury.

But Brendan Rodgers has assured that 22-year-old midfielder is fit while also assuring his return after the winter break.

The former Liverpool manager also gave an assurance that Ndidi will play against Wolves in their next encounter.

Revealing why he decided to leave Ndidi out of Chelsea match, Rodgers said the decision to risk the Nigerian star was not good enough because he was not fully back to fitness.

"He was down to play, even right up until the team-sheet going in, well before the game, but gradually he felt the pain,'' Rodgers said.

''I can just tell. I've known Wilf long enough now. He's a real warrior and a tough player, so to see him in the pain when he walked, it just made no sense to risk him.

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''We took it out of his hands, let him rest. He's got a period of rest now, which will help his knee.''

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Meanwhile, gad reported that Nigerian football star John Obi Mikel was said to have been racially abused while in action for Trabzonspor in their 2-1 win over Fenerbahce last weekend.

The former Super Eagles captain played all 90 minutes for the Black Sea Storm in their Turkish Super Lig assignment.

More threats and abuses were aimed at the midfielder and his family through their social media platforms after the game.

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