Leicester City title hopes have suffered a major blow after Wilfred Ndidi is set to undergo surgery.
According to reports, the injury will keep him out of action until February.
The Foxes currently sit second in the Premier League. The 23-year-old has featured for the Foxes 23 times this season, scoring two goals.
The Super Eagles star joined from Genk in January 2017.
His absence will be a major blow for Leicester City’s manager Brendan Rodgers.
Speaking before his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Aston Villa, the former Celtic manager confirmed Ndidi took a knock in training and will have to undergo surgery.
“Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation tomorrow. That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly serious, so hopefully, going into February, he’ll be fit and ready to go again.”