Leicester City defensive midfielder Wilfried Ndidi will be sidelined until February after sustaining a knee injury.
Ndidi has been crucial to Leicester fortunes’ this seasonm
He took a knock in training which unfortunately means he might need an operation, Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers said when explaining why he missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the first leg of their League cup semi final.
“It was just unfortunate. He nicked his meniscus just changing direction. You are looking at around three to four weeks out, so he will probably miss most of January and early February and then he will be back by then.”
Rodgers deployed Youri Tielemans in Ndidi’s position before bringing on Hamza Chondhury.
in the second half the latter made the crucial interception that allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to grab an equaliser.
By Robert Matakanye