Brendan Rodgers says Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi could return on Friday

Brendan Rodgers reveals Wilfred Ndidi could return from injury for Leicester City’s Premier League clash at Norwich on Friday but admits Foxes are cautious over his fitness

  • Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi has been struggling with a knee injury for several weeks
  • Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the Nigerian is back in training
  • Ndidi has not featured for Rodgers’ side since the end of January
  • Leicester take on Norwich in the Premier League on Friday and Ndidi could play 

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club are being extra cautious over again rushing back Wilfred Ndidi.

Ndidi staged an astonishing recovery from surgery in January, returning to action just 12 days after a piece of floating bone was removed from a meniscus.

But after playing for almost an hour in a 4-1 win at home to West Ham after coming on as substitute on January 22, and then the full 90 minutes of City’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg defeat at Aston Villa six days later, Ndidi suffered a reaction and has since been sidelined.

Wilfred Ndidi could return from injury for Leicester City this week after returning to training

Brendan Rodgers told the media of Ndidi’s return but says the Foxes are cautious to use him

Rodgers has confirmed the 23-year-old defensive midfielder is back in training, and may yet be available for Friday’s Premier League clash at Norwich.

But asked whether the club were now being extra cautious over a return, Rodgers replied: ‘Yeah, we have to be because we don’t want to lose him.

‘When he came back for those games it was deemed he was fit. I’ve big trust here in the medical team. They’re fantastic, and he felt really good, but he just had a slight reaction from that.

‘So we want to just be sure of where he is at in terms of his fitness.

Ndidi (right) has been sidelined since the Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa on January 22

The Nigerian midfielder has been struggling with a knee injury in recent months

 ‘He’s back in training with the team but we need to give it that period of time so it’s consistent, and we can see reactions from the various loads you put into training.

‘When we feel it’s the right time he’ll be back in, and then he’ll be back in for a really important part of the season for us.’

As to potentially taking on the Canaries at Carrow Road, Rodgers added: ‘We’ll see how he is for the game on Friday, and if he’s not available then he’ll look to next week.

‘But he’s making great progress, which is good for us.’


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