Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi Could Miss Up to 12 Weeks Through Injury

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An adductor injury is set to keep Wilfred Ndidi out of action for three months | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi could be out of action for up to 12 weeks with an adductor issue in what is a huge blow for the Foxes.

Ndidi suffered the injury in his side's 4-2 victory over Burnley on matchday two of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, and was absent from the squad which fell to a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Speaking after the midweek loss to the Gunners (via Sky Sports News), Rodgers said: "We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks.

"It is an abductor injury - it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury, so we will wait to see if needs an operation - it does then it will be 12 weeks."

The Nigerian midfielder is the linchpin to Brendan Rodgers' side, serving a pivotal function at the base of midfield. Ndidi was key to Leicester's impressive start to the season last time out before a knee injury kept him out of action for over a month at the start of 2020.

The 23-year-old missed five Premier League games during his spell on the sidelines as Leicester slumped to two draws and three defeats without their crucial defensive midfielder.

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Ndidi's absence will hit Leicester hard | OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

Thus, the news is a monumental blow for Rodgers and the Foxes as they attempt to secure more European football in 2020/21.

Injuries at centre-half had forced Ndidi into playing at the heart of Leicester defence for their opening two games, performing the role admirably amid a pair of handsome triumphs.

The onus to fill Ndidi's void in midfield falls on the shoulders of Nampalys Mendy - the man initially brought in to replace N'Golo Kante at the King Power. The Frenchman has looked tidy to start the season and Leicester desperately need him to continue his steady form while Ndidi recovers.