Wilfred Ndidi: Leicester midfielder to have surgery on adductor injury

Wilfred Ndidi
Ndidi made 39 appearances for City last season, scoring twice.

Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi will have surgery on the groin injury he sustained in Sunday's win over Burnley.

The 23-year-old will be out for up to 12 weeks after the operation on the adductor injury, which will probably take place on Saturday.

The Nigerian had been operating as a makeshift central defender in the absence of the injured Jonny Evans.

"It's just unfortunate - it's come right off the bone," said boss Brendan Rodgers. "He's a huge player for us."

He added: "I'm sure he'll make a really good recovery and we'll welcome him back when he comes back, but there's no doubt he's a miss."

Leicester have won both of their league games this season, to leave them top of the Premier League on goal difference.

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