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Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndindi to Return From Injury in Time for the World Cup

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndindi has been tipped to be fully fit before the World Cup despite being ruled out of action for the rest of the premier league season.

The Nigerian playmaker was forced off in Leicester City’s 5-0 loss to Crystal Palace after picking up a hamstring injury in the 51st minute and was expected to be out of action for at least 8 weeks.

However, while appearing on an online radio interview, Super Eagles National Team spokesperson Toyin Ibitoye dismissed the recent rumours claiming that the versatile defensive midfielder had been ruled out of the World Cup.

Ibiyote confirmed that the highly rated defensive midfielder would be ready to join the team before the tournament kicks off on June 14th.

“He may not play for Leicester City again this season but he is likely to at least play our final friendly against Czech Republic on June 6th.” Ibitoye insisted.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“He’s making good progress, I have been in contact with the Super Eagles medical team and he’s recovering faster than they had first anticipated.”[/perfectpullquote]

Ndidi has been one of Leicester City’s most important players and losing him would be a massive blow to Nigeria’s World Cup plans. The 21-year-old has been phenomenon at doing the side’s “dirty work”, while providing a crucial defensive cover to the back line. His performances in the Premier League have earned him a second straight club Young Player of the Year Award at the annual Leicester Player of the year ceremony and is surely one of the players they are counting on to lead the team out of the group stages.

The Super Eagles hopes are high ahead of this year’s tournament and they will be hoping to have all the players that led them through an unbeaten World Cup qualification campaign.

They will start their warm-up games with a visit to DR Congo on May 28th before visiting Wembley three days later to face-off with the Three Lions of England.

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