Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, says the exclusion of midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, from their 2-2 draw on Saturday was to avoid a long term problem.
Ndidi was due to make his first Premier League start since New Year’s Day in the big top-four clash at the King Power Stadium, but was replaced by Hamza Choudhury moments before the line-up was announced.
Ndidi underwent knee surgery in January after injuring his meniscus in training, making a miraculous recovery to play 13 days later, in the win over West Ham.
Rogers confirmed that the Nigerian was in line to start the game but felt some soreness around his knee just before the game and was replaced on the list so as to avoid a long term injury to the player
He’s felt a pain in his knee, he recently had an operation but was alright against Villa.
We had him in to play but it’s become very sore. Rather than him go out in the warm-up we thought we’d leave it. We don’t want any long-term problems.
Hamza Choudhury was used in his place.