Nigerian international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not make his anticipated return to Premier League action today for Leicester City against Wolves at the Molineux stadium after failing a late fitness.
The Super Eagles star returned to training late last week after a minor harmstring injury he copped in the 1-1 draw at Everton late last month forced him to miss the subsequent 3-1 loss to Leeds at the King Power stadium and the 2-0 win at Craven Cottage against Fulham.
Foxes gaffer,Brendan Rodgers had hinted of a possible return for the Nigerian but predicated his optimism on the fact that the player will pass a fitness test ahead of the game.
Ndidi has now missed the two Premier League games against Wolves this season after a tear in his abductor muscle forced him to miss the first game last November at the King Power stadium.
The former RC Genk of Belgium player has started just 10 games in the competition this term in 11 appearances and will now wait to make his return in the FA Cup tie against Brighton on Wednesday at the King Power stadium.
Meanwhile Ndidi’s Nigerian compatriot at the club,Kelechi Iheanacho is starting his second straight game after scoring in the Foxes’ 2-0 defeat of Fulham last mid-week.
It is the first time this season the 2013 FIFA U-15 World Cup winner will be starting a back to back game and also his first start against Wolves in the Premier League.