​Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Wilfred Ndidi could return from injury as soon Wednesday, in time for the Premier League clash with West Ham United.


The Nigerian midfielder picked up a knee injury prior to the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the start of January which required surgery. It was thought that Ndidi would miss the entirety of this month but a swift recovery could see a rapid return to the matchday squad. 

Wilfred Ndidi,Joe Williams

Speaking to the media on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the visit from ​West Ham, Rodgers said: “Yes, there’s a great chance he’ll be in the squad for tomorrow,” as quoted by the ​Leicester City website. “We’ll see how he is from today.


“He’s made an incredible recovery. I think that’s the thing with the type of operation he had, people will recover in different timescales. For Wilf it was 11 days.


“He’s been out on the pitch, he’s had all the tests. It’s a great testament to him and our medical team, the work that’s gone in to getting him fit. He’s available, we think."

Roberto Firmino,Wilfred Ndidi

The Northern Irish manager continued: “We’ll give it another period of time just to make sure that he feels good and feels right in himself. He wasn’t one that we wanted to rush, but over the course of the last number of days he’s been fantastic.


“He’s been in duels, he’s had the test and if there was going to be any effects, it would have taken place over the last few days. He’s come through it really well.”


When asked about the qualities Ndidi brings to the ​Leicester side currently occupying third-place in the ​Premier League, Rodgers explained: “He’s a real colossal player for us. He allows to defend and to defend forward. 


"He covers a lot of space for our attacking players and there’s not too many players better than him who do that job. He’s a phenomenal player. To have him back early is a huge boost for us. He has been a miss, no doubt.”