Ndidi delighted to make Leicester City pre-season return but first week ‘was hard’

Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City midfielder has talked about his injury recovery as his team gets ready for the Premier League opener on August 6. The 25-year-old Nigerian international has not played for the Foxes since limping off during his team’s 2-1 Europa Conference League second-leg loss to Rennes on March 17.

He underwent surgery immediately after the game and subsequently missed Nigeria’s two-legged Africa World Cup qualifier play-off against Ghana and was further ruled out of action by Leicester for the rest of the season. Ndidi has already linked up with Leicester for pre-season action and admits the first week of training was hard for him. “To be fair, the first week was really hard because the body is trying to adapt,” Ndidi told LCFC TV. “But I just feel once the body gets used to it, it will be good. “Yes of course I was away for just two weeks, I’ve been working my way back. It’s the first week of pre-season and I’m trying to get used to the training back again.” Ndidi further explained why pre-season training was good for the team ahead of the new campaign. “I think it’s really ideal for us to be here and get used to each other again,” Ndidi continued. “Of course, the training in pre-season is much harder than the season. You know this is just getting the body worked up and getting ready. “Of course, the intensity has been amazing and from the training, we’ve been doing, seeing the lads put in much effort to be up there.” Before picking the injury, the Super Eagle had managed 19 top-flight appearances and came on as a substitute on one occasion. He last made an appearance in a Premier League game on March 13, playing 29 minutes for Leicester against Arsenal in a 2-0 defeat. He moved from Genk to the Foxes in January 2017 after making 63 total league appearances there, scoring four goals and dishing out two assists. Ndidi will aim to be fit for duty when the Foxes host Brentford at King Power Stadium on August 7 to open their league schedule.

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