Wilfred Ndidi suffers another injury setback

Wilfred Ndidi suffers another injury setback
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Fulham FC at King Power Stadium on January 3, 2023 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is expected to be out of action for a few weeks after suffering a muscle strain in training.

Leicester reporter, Owynn Palmer- Atkins, tweeted that the midfielder suffered the injury during training.

Ndidi was not listed in the matchday squad as the Foxes were held to a 2-2 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

It has now been confirmed that the Nigeria international suffered an injury in training and will be missing in action for a number of weeks.

“Brendan Rodgers tells me that Wilfred Ndidi has suffered a muscle strain in training and will be out for a couple of weeks,” Owynn Palmer- Atkins wrote on his Twitter handle.

The former Genk midfielder has suffered several injuries since last season and has struggled to stay fit during this campaign.

Ndidi has only featured in 16 games across all competitions for Leicester City this season.

Bright Osayi-Samuel picks up knock

Bright Osayi-Samuel could spend some weeks on the sidelines after he suffered an injury in Fenerbahçe’s Ziraat Turkish Cup match at home to Çaykur Rizespor in a last-16 encounter.

The Nigerian defender copped the injury in the 80th minute of the game which Fenerbahce won 2-1, and Osayi-Samuel was replaced by Willian Arao.

According to a Turkish media outlet, As Marca, Palace are prepared to pay €11.3m for the Nigerian defender who has been impressive for the Yellow Canaries this season.

While both teams have been looking to bolster their squads with Osayi-Samuel, his latest injury could be a major setback for him to leave the Yellow Canaries in the January transfer window.

Osayi-Samuel has two years left on his current deal and has made 15 league appearances this season for Fenerbahce who are placed second in the Turkish Super Lig – four points adrift leaders Galatasaray.


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