Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has expressed regrets over Wilfred Ndidi’s injury ahead of their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United next Saturday evening.
The Foxes, who beat United 4-2 at the King Power Stadium back in October, have been forced to deal with a plethora of injury issues to key personnel throughout the campaign and lady luck does not appear to be changing for manager Rodgers. Their never-ending injury woes this term have contributed to their slide down the Premier League table, with the club set to miss out on a top-five finish for the first time since 2018/19.
Defensive-midfielder Wilfred Ndidi faces the prospect of missing the remainder of the season through a medial ligament injury. He was forced off after an hour in the Foxes’ 2-1 defeat to Rennes in the Europa Conference League earlier this month and Rodgers recently admitted that it is possible his season could be over.
“Wilf is not so good,” Rodgers said, speaking after Leicester’s 2-1 win over Brentford last Sunday. “We’re just waiting for a second opinion on that but whether he’ll play for the rest of the season I’m not sure. It’s a real shame for us.”
Fellow midfielder Marc Albrighton also misses the prospect of missing the trip to Old Trafford, even if he stands a far greater chance of featuring than Ndidi. He was also forced off against Rennes with a groin problem and, as a result, missed the win over Brentford four days later.
“Marc, hopefully, should be back just after the international break, if he’s not back by then,” said Rodgers.” It’s just a tweak in his groin.”
Meanwhile, striker Jamie Vardy, who was sidelined for the whole of January and February with a hamstring problem, suffered a knee problem in just his second game back against Leeds United. The former England international has since missed the Foxes’ last four games in all competitions and faces a race against time to be fit enough to face Ralf Rangnick’s side.
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Danny Ward and left-back Ryan Bertrand are poised to miss the rest of the season. Ademola Lookman, however, is set to be available for selection after missing out against Brentford through illness.