Toyin Ibitoye, Super Eagles Media Officer, has assured fans that injured Wilfred Ndidi will be ready for the World Cup. He said the team’s doctors and physiotherapists are working with the player to ensure he regains full fitness before the tournament.
“I can assure you that Ndidi will be fit for the World Cup. Our Doctors and Physios are working and speaking with him to ensure he regains full fitness. His coach, Claude Puel is a friend of our coach Gernot Rohr, so there is nothing to panic about”, he noted.
Moreover, the player posted a picture of himself undergoing rehabilitation on Monday, saying ”a sunny day to recuperate”. The post asserts a glimmer of hope that the midfielder would return from injury ahead of schedule. He was initially billed to spend six weeks on the sideline, arousing fear he could miss Nigeria’s first game against Croatia on June 16 at the World Cup.
Ndidi, who is arguably Nigeria’s best player this season, pulled a hamstring in Leicester’s 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on April 28. His absence in his team was felt in their 0-2 home defeat to West Ham United last weekend.