Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hinted that Wilfred Ndidi has made “great progress” since undergoing a slight operation last week.
The Nigeria international midfielder has missed City’s last two fixtures against Aston Villa and Southampton, and will again sit out this weekend’s trip to Burnley.
However, Rodgers has been pleased with Ndidi’s recovery, while he revealed the Club with check on the availability of skipper Wes Morgan prior to Sunday’s match.
Rodgers said: “Wilfred Ndidi has made great progress, he’s out on training pitch working, which is great news for us, but he won’t be available for the weekend.
“We’ll see after that.”
The Foxes have enjoyed a full week’s worth of training at Belvoir Drive leading up to their Premier League encounter with the Clarets, and while they have a busy few weeks on the horizon, Rodgers says his players are set for an exciting period.
“I think it’s just one game at a time,” Rodgers said of City’s fixture schedule. “When they’re so close together, over the Christmas period, you really have to consider it (team rotation) and that’s what we did.
“Of course, we’ve got five games between now and the end of month, so it’s another busy schedule, but we’re really excited.
“We’ve got a semi-final of a cup to come and we’ve got some good league games too.
“We’ve had a good week’s training and we’ve used it to find our identity again, to reset everything. The boys have been superb.”