Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Wilfred Ndidi could be sidelined from action for between six to 12 weeks due to a ‘nasty injury’.
The 23-year-old suffered a groin strain in their Premier League win over Burnley on Sunday but managed to play for the duration of the game.
The Nigeria international missed his side’s defeat against Arsenal in Wednesday’s League Cup tie at the King Power Stadium.
Ndidi was included in the Super Eagles squad to face Tunisia and Ivory Coast in friendlies next month and Goal confirmed the midfielder has withdrawn from the match due to injury.
Rodgers has now revealed the 23-year-old could be out of action for up to three months should he undergo surgery.
“We’re just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks. It’s an abductor which may have come off the bone,” Rodgers told the club website.
“It’s quite a nasty injury, so we’re waiting to see if he needs an operation or not. If it’s an operation, then he’ll be at least 12 weeks.”