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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Ndidi could be out for 6 to 12 weeks due to a ‘nasty injury’. Goal
Ndidi suffered a groin strain in their Premier League win over Burnley on Sunday but managed to play for the duration of the game.
Rodgers has now revealed the 23-year-old could be out of action for up to three months should he undergo surgery.
“We’re just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks. It’s an abductor which may have come off the bone,” Rodgers told the club website.
“It’s quite a nasty injury, so we’re waiting to see if he needs an operation or not. If it’s an operation, then he’ll be at least 12 weeks.”
Ndidi was included in the Super Eagles squad to face Tunisia and Ivory Coast in friendlies next month but he withdrew due to injury.
Ndidi has been a prominent member of the Super Eagles since he made his international debut against the Democratic Republic of the Congo in October 2015.
The midfielder has more than 35 appearances for the Nigeria national team and was part of the side that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.