Leicester City’s manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be out until February after sustaining a knee injury.
Naija News reports that the Super Eagles midfielder who leads the Premier League in both tackles and interceptions would require surgery.
Speaking to newsmen, Rodgers said: “Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation.
“It was just unfortunate. He nicked his meniscus just changing direction. You’re looking at around three or four weeks (out). So, he’ll probably miss most of January and early February, and then he will be back by then.”
Leicester City played Youri Tielemans in Ndidi’s position before bringing on Hamza Choudhury in the second half.
Choudhury made the crucial interception that allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to grab an equaliser.
“Choudhury made a huge difference,” Rodgers added. “It’s my fault that I didn’t start him tonight. We could see that we needed him and he gave us our identity back.”