Recuperating Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is building strength in his knee as he bids to return to fitness in time for Leicester City’s clash with Manchester City this weekend.
Ndidi has missed Leicester’s last two matches, draws against Chelsea and Wolves, with soreness in his knee following surgery last month.
However, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is “hopeful” that the Nigerian international will be available for this Saturday’s game at the King Power Stadium, and Ndidi has shown he is working hard, posting a video from the gym at the club’s Belvoir Drive training ground, where he has been put through a series of exercises.
Interestingly, if Ndidi is not fully fit and available for this weekend’s match, Leicester will be without a specialist defensive midfielder.
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But are hopeful their first-choice midfield destroyer will be fit to take on the reigning Premier League champions next Saturday after he responded well to treatment this week.
If not, Foxes boss Rodgers says he will have to assess his squad to determine who plays at the base of midfield, with Papy Mendy also sidelined because of a knee injury sustained last month and Hamza Choudhury suspended for a match after receiving the club’s first red card of the season in Friday’s goalless draw with Wolves.