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Ndidi out for six weeks | Rohr to decide World Cup fate

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will reportedly be sidelined for six weeks following the hamstring injury the Nigerian suffered in the Foxes’ game against Crystal Palace last week.

The 21-year-old’s chances of making Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was threatened when he had to be subbed out in the second half of Leicester’s 5-0 loss to the the Eagles on Saturday.

Reports have however ensued, stating the Super Eagles star will only spend a month and half en route to full recovery ahead the Mundial.

”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,” reports ALLNigeriaSoccer.
”He will initially be out of action for four weeks and will need two weeks extra to be fully fit.”

As Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will release Nigeria’s 35-man squad for the World Cup any time soon, the coach will have to gamble the chances of Ndidi getting fit for the global competition in June if he is to list the midfielder.

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