Wilfred Ndidi to miss the rest of the season with knee injury

Leicester City will be without Wilfred Ndidi for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. After going off during Leicester’s UEFA Europa League last-16 second leg clash with Rennes on March 17, the Nigerian international midfielder had surgery. Ndidi will not play again this season, according to Brendan Rodgers, and will be rehabilitated in the hopes of returning for the start of pre-season.

Rodgers said: ‘Wilfred Ndidi will be out for the season, it’s a shame for us but he’ll get ready for next season.

‘It’s unfortunate. He’s been a brilliant player for me in my time here. He picked up a nasty injury that has had to have surgery on and he’ll recover now until June.’

Leicester’s hopes of becoming the first winners of the Europa Conference League have been dashed, with PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands awaiting them in the quarter-finals. The Foxes would be relegated to the Europa League if they won the competition, as they are currently ranked 10th on the Premier League table.

Ndidi, 25, has made 31 appearances for Leicester this season, scoring two goals in all competitions. In January’s Africa Cup of Nations, he was a constant presence for Nigeria, but they were eliminated in the last-16 stage by Tunisia.

Ndidi was also unable to play for Nigeria in their World Cup qualifying play-off match against Ghana last week due to a knee injury. They will not be competing in Qatar later this year after losing on away goals following a 1-1 draw in their home second leg.

 

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