LEICESTER City star, Wilfred Ndidi, is no longer in contention to play his first game under Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro, and has since returned to his base in England.
According to the information from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday morning, Ndidi sustained an injury during a training session and has been ruled out of the game against Algeria.
Ndidi has left the Nigeria camp and returned to England for a proper medical check-up ahead of the Foxes’ first game after the international break against Nottingham Forest.
If he does not recover before the clash against Forest, his absence would be a big blow for manager Brendan Rodgers who is under intense scrutiny following the club’s underwhelming start to the 2022-2023 season.
Recall Ndidi last played for the Super Eagles on January 23, 2022 where he went the distance in a 0-1 loss to Tunisia in the round of 16 stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The former Racing Genk star missed the back-to-back World Cup playoffs with Ghana due to a knee issue in March and was not also in the squad for the summer matches against Mexico, Ecuador, Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe.