Brendan Rodgers confirms Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi could be sidelined for 12 weeks

Leicester out of League Cup

Leicester got their 2020/21 League Cup campaign underway on Wednesday.

The Foxes have won the competition three times throughout their history, last doing so back in 2000.

However, with a top manager and strong squad at their disposal, Leicester no doubt fancied their chances of at least making it to the latter stages of this season’s competition.

Unfortunately for Brendan Rodgers’ men, however, they went on to fall at the first hurdle.

Leicester faced off with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the League Cup’s 3rd round on Wednesday.

And though the game, for the most part, proved pretty even, it would be the Gunners who emerged with a 2-0 victory.

Some good work down the right-flank from Nicolas Pepe just before the hour mark saw Christian Fuchs turn the ball into his own net.

Eddie Nketiah then killed the game off with a 90th-minute strike.

Highlights: Leicester 0-Arsenal 2

Rodgers on Ndidi

As well as being knocked out of the League Cup, Leicester were also dealt a blow on the injury front yesterday.

Wilfred Ndidi is a key cog in the Foxes’ midfield, and had started their first two league games of the season.

However, the Nigerian was completely omitted from the club’s matchday squad on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers provided an explanation for his absence post-match, confirming that Ndidi has suffered an abductor injury which could rule him out for 12 weeks:

“We’re just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks. It’s an abductor which may have come off the bone.

“It’s quite a nasty injury, so we’re waiting to see if he needs an operation or not. If it’s an operation, then he’ll be at least 12 weeks.”

Quotes via Leicester’s official website.

This, of course, comes as a huge blow for Leicester, who lost five of the six Premier League fixtures in which Ndidi did not feature last season.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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