Leicester dealt Wilfred Ndidi injury blow ahead of Sheffield United

Leicester City’s starting XI to take on Sheffield United today saw key midfielder Wilfried Ndidi surprisingly absent, with an explanation having since been forthcoming.

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Brendan Rodgers’ men travelled to Bramall Lane this afternoon, in search of their first win of the new season.

The Foxes had been held to stalemates in their first two outings of the campaign, versus Wolves and Chelsea respectively.

Their last matchup, at Stamford Bridge, though, saw Leicester take away plenty of positives, after recovering from a dismal start to bag a hard-fought point.

The visitors’ goalscorer on that day, meanwhile, was Wilfred Ndidi.

After escaping the focus of Chelsea’s back-line in London, the Nigerian midfielder slammed a superb header beyond the helpless Kepa, to ensure Leicester maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City scores his side’s equalising goal to make the score 1-1 during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Ndidi crocked

The hopes of the 2015/16 Premier League champions this afternoon, though, were dealt a blow ahead of kick-off, when Ndidi was omitted from the club’s matchday squad.

The 22-year-old was widely-expected to be included from the off at Bramall Lane, with his absence having immediately led to concern regarding a potential injury problem.

And such fears have since proven accurate, with Premier League injury expert Ben Dinnery having confirmed a short time ago that Ndidi has picked up a hamstring issue:

A full diagnosis of the African’s injury is likely to be forthcoming later today.

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