Nigerian International Recounts Injury Ordeal After Missing 17 Matches for Leicester City

Nigerian International Recounts Injury Ordeal After Missing 17 Matches for Leicester City

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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  • Wilfred Ndidi was out of action for the latter parts of last season following a knee injury
  • The Nigerian international consequently underwent surgery and was ruled out for the remainder of the season
  • He has returned to action but disclosed that it was a pretty difficult time to stay on the sidelines

Nigerian international Wilfred Ndidi has narrated his ordeal after an injury sidelined him for the remainder of last season as he missed quite a number of Leicester City games.

Back in March, the defensive midfielder suffered a knee injury following a tackle from Gaetan Laborde of Rennes when both sides met in the UEFA Europa Conference League last-16, in which they lost 2-1.

The Super Eagles star consequently missed out on the World Cup qualifier against Ghana, but he is recuperating very well.

Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City, Super Eagles
Wilfred Ndidi says it was tough to deal with when he got injured last season. Photo: James Williamson
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Ndidi played the full 90minutes as Leicester City welcomed Manchester United to the King Power Stadium, a tie his side lost 1-0.

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He told the club’s programme, CITY:

“It was a difficult time. I just tried to keep my head down, be positive and work myself back into playing – and here we are. I’m really, really happy and it’s just me appreciating the time and appreciating the game.
“Of course, they are frustrating times because I really wanted to be on the pitch. But I tried to just focus on my rehab and recovery. That (the facilities) really helped a lot. Having to have different equipment for different injuries was really, really good.
“It also helps with the mind-set because knowing the fact that when you come in you have all the facilities and all the equipment to be able to do what you actually want to do, I think that speeds up the recovery which is really good.”

Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United continued their resurgence under Erik Ten Hag as they claimed another 1-0 win for their third victory of the season against bottom-placed Leicester.

In a highly engaging contest, the game's only goal came in the first half courtesy of Jadon Sancho, who rounded Danny Ward to slot home.

Leicester showed little signs of mounting a genuine threat, but United will be grateful to David De Gea, who pulled off some incredible saves, including keeping out a stunning James Maddison free kick.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.