Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi could miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

The Leicester City midfielder limped off early in the second half in the 5-0 humiliation at Selhurst Park and had to be helped along the touchline and down the tunnel by one of City’s physio team.

City’s worst fears were later realised as it was confirmed that he has a hamstring injury.
“We will see (if he will make the World Cup). It is a hamstring injury. I hope it is not serious of course, because it is an important moment for him,” Leicester City coach, Claude Puel, said in a post-match interview.

That injury will come as a concern for both Puel, whose midfield options are becoming increasingly limited, and Ndidi, who was hoping to make Nigeria’s World Cup squad.
Puel, however, is still hopeful that the 22-year-old can recover on time to at least make it to the flight to the Russia. 

“I hope it is not a serious injury for Ndidi and I hope he can play in the World Cup.”


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