Brendan Rodgers confirms Leicester City ace will miss Leeds United clash and joins star man on sidelines

LEICESTER City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will miss Sunday's clash against Leeds United due to a hamstring tear and joins star striker Jamie Vardy on the sidelines.
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Centre midfielder Ndidi and centre-back Jonny Evans were both substituted during Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Everton in which Ndidi came off in the 42nd minute.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers said in his post-match press conference that Ndidi had felt his hamstring tighten up and would be assessed before Sunday's Premier League hosting of Leeds.

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Rodgers has now revealed that the 24-year-old Nigerian has a slight tear, meaning he joins star striker Vardy on the sidelines.

OUT: Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, centre, pictured coming off with a slight hamstring tear in Wednesday evening's 1-1 draw at Everton as boss Brendan Rodgers looks on. Photo by Jason Cairnduff via Getty Images.OUT: Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, centre, pictured coming off with a slight hamstring tear in Wednesday evening's 1-1 draw at Everton as boss Brendan Rodgers looks on. Photo by Jason Cairnduff via Getty Images.
OUT: Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, centre, pictured coming off with a slight hamstring tear in Wednesday evening's 1-1 draw at Everton as boss Brendan Rodgers looks on. Photo by Jason Cairnduff via Getty Images.

Last season's Premier League Golden Boot winner Vardy is facing around three weeks out due to having minor surgery on a hernia issue.

Evans, though, is fit to face Leeds having been taken off in the 77th minute of Wednesday's clash at Everton due to blurred vision in one eye.

Asked about Ndidi at Friday afternoon's press conference, Rodgers said as quoted by Leicestershire Live: "He’s just got a slight tear, so he will be out for eight to ten days.

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"Sometimes those can be a lot longer than that, so we’re fortunate.”

On Evans, Rodgers added: "Jonny’s fine, it’s been an ongoing issue for him for a little while, but he’s been okay.”

Providing an update on Vardy, Rodgers said: "He’s six days post operation. Having been sore initially, I saw him in the gym today and he’s starting to run.

"He’s progressing really well. He’s on schedule. We’ll look to get him training after 10 days following the operation and we’re on course for that.”

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