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Wilfred Ndidi out for up to 12 weeks

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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will miss “six to 12 weeks” the Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed Wilfred Ndidi could be sidelined up to 12 weeks after suffering a groin strain in the 4-2 win over Burnley last Sunday.

The Nigerian midfielder started as a central defender and managed to play through the whole game, helping the Foxes to earn their second win in two Premier League games this season.

However, he was not included in the squad in yesterday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal and will have to undergo surgery that will keep him on the sidelines for at least six weeks.

“We’re just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks. It’s an abductor which may have come off the bone,” confirmed Rodgers for Leicester’s official website.

“It’s quite a nasty injury, so we’re waiting to see if he needs an operation or not. If it’s an operation, then he’ll be at least 12 weeks.”

This is a huge blow for the Foxes, as Wilfred Ndidi has grown into one of Brendan Rodger’s most important players in the past few years.

The 23-year-old will also miss Nigeria’s friendly games against Tunisia and the Ivory Coast in October.