Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has been floored by a groin injury he copped in training, thereby ruling him out of Wednesday’s Carabao League Cup clash with Arsena, as well as putting him in doubt for next month’s international friendlies of the Super Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia.
However, megasportsarena.com gathered that both games have also been cast in doubt, following reports that government officials in Austria, where both games were meant to be played on October 9 and 13th, have expressed fresh worries over an escalating rate of coronavirus infections in their country.
While a cloud of doubt is now hanging over both friendlies, Ndidi has already pulled out of the list of invitees that was announced earlier this week, as the former Racing Genk of Belgium top-rated holding midfielder, who has played as a central defender so far for The Foxes this season, has reportedly aggravated a groin injury.
It was gathered that Ndidi had been managing the injury since last month, when he bowed out during pre-season drills and, though he battled on to feature in the club’s first two matches, where he lined out in the heart of defence in place of two injured centre backs, he has now been told by the club’s medics to take a break.
A report allnigeriasoccer.com added: “Ndidi will undergo further tests on Wednesday before his return to action can be determined. However, it is confirmed that the Nath Boys product has pulled out of the latest Super Eagles squad announced by the Nigeria Football Federation yesterday.
“Manager Gernot Rohr will not be able to count on his services in two high profile friendlies against Ivory Coast (October 9) and Tunisia (October 13) in Austria. New AC Omonia signing Abdullahi Shehu and Granada’s Ramon Azeez, who are capable of playing as defensive midfielders, have been named to the Super Eagles standby list.”