Super Eagles' midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi will be sidelined for six weeks, Leicester City have confirmed.
The 21-year-old was subbed in the 51st minute of his club's 5-0 drubbing by Crystal Palace last weekend. It was later confirmed that he had suffered a hamstring injury and scans conducted at Selhurst Park revealed the full extent of his injury.
Allnigeriasoccer reports that a source at the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said the player would be ready for the World Cup, allaying fears of coach Gernot Rohr, who is expected to announce his provisional 35-man squad for the World later this month.
“Ndidi will be ready for the World Cup. The result of the scan is out, they will put him on a programme to get him back to fitness”, allnigeriasoccer quoted the source as saying.
“He will initially be out of action for four weeks and will need two weeks extra to be fully fit.”
However, other reports have suggested that Rohr could have a big decision to make, as to whether the midfielder would be fit to face Croatia in Nigeria's first Group D game against Croatia on June 16.