Wilfred Ndidi is a serious doubt for Nigeria’s World Cup playoff game against Ghana after tearing his medial ligament in a UEFA Europa Conference League match on Thursday night.
Wilfred Ndidi hurt his medial ligament in his knee when making a tackle, according to Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.
Ndidi is injured…. give Team Ghana ?? the 3 points
— Bra Niako ??? (@niako1_niako) March 17, 2022
The 25-year-old midfielder walked off after he was replaced by Maddison, and the nature of his injury is still to be determined.
Many Nigerians are dissatisfied with this recent development, with many predicting that his absence will have a significant impact on the Super Eagles’ performance against their arch rivals, Ghana.
Not Wilfred Ndidi ?
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) March 18, 2022
Not Wilfred Ndidi getting injured in the Europa league match last night & now out of the World Cup qualifiers against Ghana next week.
Wahala just dey follow Nigeria anyhow sha ??
— ✨? DaddyMO?✨? (@therealdaddymo1) March 18, 2022
Ndidi's injury is truly unfortunate & with the World Cup qualifiers fast approaching, this couldn't come at a worse time. His absence will greatly affect the team. Wishing him the speediest of recoveries, hopefully he's back on the pitch sooner than expected & looking fitter.
— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) March 18, 2022
Time for the Super Eagles to start preparing for life without Ndidi because these injuries before important qualifiers have become a pattern. Not using AFCON to integrate Raphael Onyedika and Alhassan Yusuf was a big mistake
— Khareta (@jeremy_liit) March 17, 2022
7days before Ghana vs Nigeria and Wilfred Ndidi has injured his knee medial ligament.
– It takes 1-3 weeks to recover from a grade one type of the injury.
– Grade two takes four to six weeks.
– Grade three takes six or more weeks to recover.
Bar miracle, Ndidi is OUT. pic.twitter.com/wqIxNoyhwn
— MikeThePundit (@Mike_ThePundit) March 18, 2022
Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman were all in action last night to help the Premier League side seal their spot in the last 8 of the Europa Conference League on goals aggregate.
Ademola Lookman comes off the bench to provide the assist as Leicester City reached the UECL quarterfinals with a hard-fought [2-3] aggregate victory.
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