The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Everton in January and subsequently missed their last outing against Leeds United.
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Both players are set to be out for around another two weeks, during which time the Foxes will play four Premier League matches, including hosting Liverpool at the King Power Stadium, and their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Brighton.
The midfielder only featured for 42 minutes before he was replaced by Papy Mendy in their Premier League draw against Everton on Wednesday.
The England striker has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season and Rodgers described the operation as a “small corrective procedure.”
Leicester City, shock champions in 2016, are now ahead of previous leaders Manchester United by one point with a total of 38, while Chelsea have slipped to eighth on 29 points
The two most successful clubs in the history of English football currently occupy the top two positions in the table, separated by only three points heading into this mouth-watering Merseyside meeting.
England midfielder Maddison rounded-off a five-man length-of-the pitch move to confidently dispatch his fourth league goal of the season just before the hour to reward Brendan Rodgers’ side dominance.
In his post match interview, the erstwhile Liverpool manager reinstated confidence in the ability of the forward to convert spot kicks.
The 24-year-old was a shield in front of the Foxes defence, making three interceptions and winning 10 of the duels he faced.
Since the Nigeria international returned from an adductor injury, which required surgery, he has featured in five matches in all competitions, but went the distance just once – in his most recent game vs Everton.
James Maddison’s deflected strike sent Brendan Rodgers’ side on their way before Jamie Vardy scored his 12th goal of the season to double the advantage.
The Northern Irishman highlighted that the holding midfielder enables his more attacking teammates to flourish.
Ndidi has been out with adductor tears since September.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have top spot and history in their sights but must first overcome a crippling injury crisis against a Leicester side that has set the early pace this season under former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
Currently sitting in second, the Foxes are just a point behind leaders Liverpool heading into the weekend, while Wolves are only two points further down the table in sixth.
Vardy was only fit enough for the bench after a calf injury, but Brendan Rodgers sent the Leicester striker on with 30 minutes left and he responded with his sixth goal of the season
Both sides were victorious in the Europa League on Thursday night, but come into this weekend off the back of defeats in their last Premier League matches against Manchester City and Aston Villa respectively.
The Villans have won three games from three so far, including an incredible 7-2 victory over Liverpool last time out, while Leicester’s winning streak came to an end two weeks ago.
The Nigerian sustained the injury during the second half of the Foxes’ 4-2 win over Burnley, but still completed the match.
Both sides go into the match off the back of big wins last weekend, when Leicester thumped Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and West Ham shocked Wolverhampton Wanderers.