Wilfred Ndidi Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Season
Leicester city’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Ndidi came off during City’s second leg clash with Rennes in the UEFA Europa Conference League in mid-March and has since had surgery.
That knock saw the 25-year-old ruled out of the just concluded 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff – where Nigeria faltered against Ghana.
The Foxes coach, Brendan Rodgers, revealed he will not feature again in 2021/22,
“Wilfred Ndidi unfortunately will be out for the season, it’s a shame for us but he’ll get ready for next season,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate. He’s been a brilliant player for me in my time here. He picked up a nasty injury that he’s had to have surgery on and he’ll recover now until June.”
Ndidi has been a stalwart in the heart of the Foxes’ midfield scoring two goals in all competitions this season.
In his stead, Senegalese Papy Mendy has been an industrious member of the team missing out to his West African compatriot.
“On the other side, Papy Mendy has come in and done great and been very unfortunate,” Rodgers stated
“We thought he was leaving in the summer, he wasn’t in the squad and hardly played virtually for the first half of the season, apart from international games.”
“He’s done great for Senegal, he’s come back, but he’s always been a brilliant professional, so we gain a player in him and he’s done very, very well since he’s come back into the squad.