Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has provided a significant morale boost to coach Gernot Rohr ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Ndidi has returned to private training following a hamstring injury, and the Nigerian team doctor has reassured fans that the player will be ready for the mundial, according to completesportsnigeria.com.
Ndidi sustained the injury during Leicester City’s 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace two weeks ago, forcing him to be substituted in the 57th minute. He subsequently missed the Foxes’ 2-0 loss at home to West Ham last Saturday. However, the 21-year-old midfielder hinted at his progress by tweeting a picture of himself during a physical training session on Monday. “A sunny day to recuperate,” Ndidi commented on his Twitter profile.
In addition to Ndidi’s positive development, Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye revealed that team doctor Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran has confirmed the player will be fully fit to compete in the World Cup in Russia. “Ndidi will be fully fit for the World Cup. There are no worries on that,” Ibitoye told CSN.
The former Genk midfielder has been a key player for Leicester City this season, making 33 league appearances and providing four assists. His absence in the midfield has been sorely felt, and his recovery will come as a tremendous relief to both the club and the national team.
As the World Cup draws closer, fans and football enthusiasts eagerly await Ndidi’s return to the pitch. With his resilience and determination, he undoubtedly remains a crucial asset for the Super Eagles, adding depth and strength to their lineup.
With the assurance from the team doctor that Ndidi will be fully fit for the tournament, the Nigerian team can breathe a collective sigh of relief. The nation’s hopes for a strong showing at the World Cup have been elevated, as they look forward to Ndidi’s debut appearance on the global stage.