Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has returned to training ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against champions Manchester City.
The 25-year-old has missed Leicester’s last four Premier League matches after being substituted at half-time due to an injury against Nottingham Forest at the start of this month.
The hamstring issue left him sidelined for the majority of October, with manager Brendan Rodgers admitting after last weekend’s win against Wolverhampton Wanderers that they “didn’t want to take the risk” of involving the returning midfielder at Molineux.
The Instagram post is accompanied by a caption, “Wilf’s (Wilfred) back on the training pitches as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.”
One image notably shows Ndidi in contact and trying to win possession back of first-team physiotherapist Gary Silk, who is shielding a football from the midfielder. The others show the player working at drills with and without the ball, on his own, with no teammates featured in the photos suggesting that team training was not yet on the agenda.
This comes as a timely boost for the Eagles, who will face Costa Rica and Portugal in friendlies next month.
The three-time African champions will face the Los Ticos in a send-forth game in San Jose on November 10 in San Jose before taking on Portugal in Lisbon a week later.
Victor Osimhen praised by former Italian star
Former Italian striker Salvatore Bagni has praised Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen for his superb performance in Napoli’s 1-0 win over Roma on Sunday.
The Nigerian striker just returned to the Napoli squad two weeks ago in their 4-2 victory against Ajax, where he also registered a goal despite playing 45 minutes in the game. His powerful late strike against Roma decided the game in Rome and earn all three points for the Naples side.
Bagni was impressed with Osimhen’s display and ranks the Nigerian striker ahead of other strikers in Napoli.
“Osimhen has improved for me in managing the 90 minutes,” Bagni told Napoli Magazine.
“Victor is not just depth and he is not just speed. The goal against Roma can only do it to Osimhen.
“There Victor steals Smalling’s time and neither Raspadori nor Simeone can do that, then for me, that shot is all instinct.”
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