Injured Ndidi could miss next three months for Leicester

LEICESTER, ENGLAND (AP) — Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is facing up to three months out because of an abductor injury, Manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday.

Ndidi was not involved in Leicester’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal in the English League Cup after getting hurt in the 4-2 win over Burnley in the Premier League last Saturday.

“We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks,” Rodgers said about Ndidi after the Arsenal game.

“It is an abductor injury — it may have come off the bone, which could be a nasty injury. So we will wait to see if needs an operation.

“If it does, then it will be 12 weeks.”

Ndidi has been filling in at centre back at the start of the season while Leicester was without the suspended Jonny Evans and the injured Wes Morgan.

Leicester struggled without Ndidi, a midfield anchorman and organiser, when he was out through injury for a spell last season.

Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi vies for the ball with Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez during the English Premier League football match against Burnley at the King Power Stadium. PHOTO: AP