Nigeria have suffered a huge blow after Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been ruled out for up to five weeks.

The Foxes manager, Brendan Rodgers, confirmed the sad news.

Ndidi missed their 2-2 Premier League draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Stadium on Sunday because of a hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old suffered a week before in the 2-2 draw with Burnley.

Though he was suspended for the team’s Europa League trip to face Legia Warsaw in Poland where they lost 1-0, Ndidi could not have featured in the game owing to the injury.

Rodgers has confirmed the injury situation after receiving the results of the scan for the player, who had featured for 31 straight matches in all competitions since February before sustaining the injury against Burnley.

“He did it in the [Burnley] game, which was unfortunate. It could be four to five weeks, so we’ll see how that goes,” Rodgers told BBC Radio Leicester as quoted by Leicestershire Live.