Afterwards Returning to training with Leicester City ahead of the 2022/23 season, Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi hopes to be fully fit before the start of the Premier League on August 5. PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The midfielder, whose last Premier League appearance came against Arsenal on March 13, has been sidelined since picking up the injury during Leicester’s 2-1 return leg at Rennes in the Europa League on March 17.
The 25-year-old midfielder underwent surgery, ruling him out of the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Ghana in March and further ruling Leicester out of action for the rest of the season.
Before the injury, the former Genk player had made 19 appearances in the top flight, coming on once as a substitute.
The Nigerian resumed pre-season training with Leicester last week, but admitted the first week of training was a bit difficult.
“To be honest, the first week was really tough because the body is trying to adapt,” said Ndidi LCFC TV.
“But I feel it will be good once the body gets used to it.
“I was away (on vacation) for only two weeks, I was going back to work. It’s the first week of preseason and I’m trying to get used to training again.
“I think it’s really ideal for us to be here and get used to each other again,” added Ndidi. “Of course, preseason training is much more difficult than the season. You know this is just preparing the body and preparing.
“Of course, the intensity was incredible and from the training, which we did, we saw how the boys put a lot of effort to be there.”
Ndidi will hope to be ready for action when the Foxes begin their league campaign with a home game against Brentford at the King Power Stadium on August 7.