Ndidi To Miss Leicester City Europa League Clash Against Braga
Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi will not play any part in Thursday night’s Europa League against Portuguese side, Braga.
Leicester head to Braga knowing three points in Portugal would see them reach the knockout stage and their progression in the competition could coincide with an injury boost for Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira.
Midfielder Ndidi will miss out against Braga but he could be available for selection when the Foxes take on Zorya Luhansk next week. The Nigeria international has been on the sidelines since he suffered a groin injury against Burnley in September.
Wilfred Ndidi is recovering well from a groin injury and manager Brendan Rodgers is not ready to rush him into the filed yet
The defensive midfielder was expected to be out until Christmas at the earliest with an adductor injury.
He had surgery on the problem, and Rodgers now says he could be fit for his team’s match against Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League next Thursday.
Rodgers also spoke about the fitness of other key players.
“Timothy [Castagne] hasn’t travelled, so we’re just monitoring him over the course of this week to see where he’s at before the game on Monday (against Fulham),” said Rodgers.
“Wilf is progressing really well, so we’ll see the possibility of him when we play in Ukraine, so that’ll be great news.
“Cags [Caglar Soyuncu], he’s a bit further down the line, but we’ll see where he’s at in the next few weeks.
“They’re progressing really well, but none of them are obviously here to play.”