Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi may need surgery and could be on the sidelines for up to a month.
The Nigeria international was ruled out of the Foxes’ Carabao Cup semi-final first leg draw with Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Boss Brendan Rodgers revealed Ndidi suffered an injury in training – although did not specify what – on Tuesday and may face an operation.
He said on the club’s Twitter: “Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation tomorrow.
“That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly serious, so hopefully, going into February, he’ll be fit and ready to go again.”
If Ndidi misses the rest of the month he will sit out five Leicester games – including their semi-final second leg at Villa on January 28.
Meanwhile, reported Manchester United and Leicester City defensive target Merih Demiral will not be allowed to leave Juventus this month, it is claimed.
Demiral has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs after a slow start to his Juventus career, as he only managed one appearance for them until the start of December.
With Caglar Soyuncu being linked with Manchester City, Leicester had identified his fellow Turkish international Demiral as a potential replacement.
The Foxes were preparing a bid of more than €40m for the former Sassuolo man, believing he would be the perfect successor if Soyuncu was poached by City.
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