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.
Sheffield United vs Leicester
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.
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.
How the lads are taking shape in the opening stages 📋
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 24, 2019
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:
Hamstring injury for Ndidi.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 24, 2019
A full diagnosis of the African’s injury is likely to be forthcoming later today.