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Rodgers Rues Ndidi’s Injury As Leicester City Battle Fulham At Craven Cottage

Rodgers Rues Ndidi’s Injury As Leicester City Battle Fulham At Craven Cottage

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has raised questioned marks on the availability of Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi for today’s (Wednesday) Premier League clash against Fulham.

Ndidi was substituted in the 42nd minutes by Nampalys Mendy after copping a hamstring injury in the Foxes 1-1 draw against Everton last weekend.

The Nigerian international, whose season has been slowed down by injuries, may be on the sideline for another two weeks.

However, Rodgers told the media at LCFC Training Ground that the team will have to play without their most influential midfielder against Fulham.

“We’re hopeful that Jamie, towards the weekend, won’t be too far away, which will be great news for us. That’s what we anticipate with him,” Rodgers told the media at LCFC Training Ground.

“Wilf won’t be too much longer after that. It’s just the nature of this season. If you look at how compact the games are and the intensity of them, it’s very, very difficult for players.

“I think the players have been amazing in terms of the level of performance they’re giving considering the intensity of the games and how close they are together. It’s just something you have to cope with.”

While Leicester will be looking to earn the three points and keep the pressure on Manchester City and Manchester United, Fulham will be desperate for the points to continue their battle to avoid the drop.

 

By Augustine Akhilomen

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 11
  • Iheanacho scores!!!! What a way to silence your doubters.

     
    • Footballfanatic 3 weeks ago

      Silence?? Consistent play and good performances will silence critics but kudos to him tho..

       
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      !st EPL goal of the season is silencing doubters…??? Are you for real…?? As @footballfanatic has said, consistency is what makes a man. Its his scores at the end of the season that will tell if he has silenced anybody or not, not scoring your 1st EPL goal in February of the season against the 18th placed team. Personally, I will be silenced when he eventually confines Vardy to the bench. Its long overdue.

       
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    Guy, u see how Iheanacho dey ask Adarabioyo how far him switch ofallegiance dey go. Iheanacho tell am se for SE him go enjoy himself die, say 9ja people go shower am love plus insults lol. Adarabioyo tell iheanacho say d tin don set and can’t wait to link up with SE, say him don dey pray for long time for the switch to complete, as as d tin don come set, he can’t wait to make 9ja crazy football fans hapi lol

     
    • Shuma 3 weeks ago

      Yea, right. People on here sounding like fanatics. I don’t know what you was watching, because I didn’t see any of that.

       
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Ehnheennn….??? You dont mean it…..?!!!!

       
  • Iheanacho was scoring regularly in the europa competitions, it was in the premiership that he hadnt scored and that was mostly due to the fact he was being benched for a better striker (vardy), he was given few minutes and not consistent time to prove himself. But today he has scored and it shows that if given the opportunity he can score goals, maybe not with the consistency of vardy (who has endured a dry patch as well infront of goal before his surgery) but he can still score and that for me silences those who feel he cant lead the line for Leicester.

     
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      @Sportsfan….we have heard this “he has silenced his critics” cliche over an over again, yet the more it seems he has done so, the more we realize its the same Kelechi Iheanacho. Its kelechi iheanacho we are talking here…the same kelechi iheanacho who wasnt a 1st choice striker at Man city but still scored 21 goals in 64 matches in his 2 year stay. 4 years down the line at LCFC, he is still not a 1st choice striker, infact against bigger opposition, Rodgers will rather prefer to play a false 9 if Vardy is not available than play Iheanacho. He has managed just 24 goals in 108 matches in all competitions and he has just gotten his 1st EPL goal in February and you call that silencing of critics…?? He may have scored 3 goals in the Europa league so far which is good for confidence but he can hardly the referred to as LCFC’s MVP in that competition looking at how his peers have performed in the same competition. The fact that he still even isnt a starter at a club like LCFC in 2021 is the basis for criticism and the day we wake up to see Iheanacho’s name on every LCFC team list rather than vardy’s, then we will celebrate his “shutting up of critics”. This one good performance today, many tepid performances tomorrow is not doing anyone any good, and the worst we can do for him is to start hyping him again for scoring his 1st goal in the league in February. Common guys…come on!
      As I earlier said…when the season ends….we will balance the books, and see if indeed he has shut his critics.

       
      • Dr Simone Toto 3 weeks ago

        Fake Doctor you are not making sense even Richards and a certain English legend sees the uniqueness in him to be too good to be left out too often. But sad man like you no get eyes. Kelechi has a great close control and a fantastic left, to crown everything he is a dead ball specialist I don’t know what your problem is Dr Drey? Keep your ITK to yourself omo olodo.

         
        • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

          Compound Idiot……are you tired of impersonating me….LMAO. Your stupidity in impersonating me has caught up with you, now you have become public nuisance with all types of pseudo-names….LMAO.

          Pikin no dey pass, mumu like you say e get fine handwriting….LMAO…..make he use the fine handwriting pass first make we see na. Okponu omo ale oshi. Make Iheanacho use in close control and dead-ball specialty displace Vardy make we see na…..LMAO. Make he use the fine left foot come displace Osimhen for SE and earn move to another top 5 club in top 5 leagues in Europe na.

          4 years warming the bench for an old man using walking stick and shame no even catch you. Even clubs are not inquiring for his services like they inquire of other top quality players who dont play regularly in their clubs. 1st EPL goal in the whole season and ‘Were’ is jumping up and down like obo langido…LMAO.

          Better go back to the motor parks where you emerged from and continue your bus conDOCTOR work and stop fooling yourself with an appellation you will never have in your lifetime…..LMAO. Didinrin oshi