Leicester City have reportedly suffered an injury blow ahead of their clash against Leeds United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
According to BBC Sport, Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of the Premier League fixture after suffering a hamstring injury in Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Wednesday night.
The Nigeria international, who’s started all but two of Leicester’s Premier League matches he’s been available for this season, joins Jamie Vardy on the sidelines for Leeds’ trip to the East Midlands.
BBC Sport adds there’s an element of doubt surrounding Jonny Evans ahead of the game too with him going off against Everton with an eye issue.
It is understood that he should be available for Brendan Rodgers.
Injury issues mount on both sides
Leicester are not the only team with injury issues going into this game with Leeds missing defender Diego Llorente.
Marcelo Bielsa will also be without long-term absentees Robin Koch, Gaetano Berardi and Adam Forshaw for the trip to the King Power so, yet again, the Argentine has to re-jig his defensive line-up.
Luke Ayling could play alongside Liam Cooper at centre-back but Pascal Struijk impressed when he came off the bench in the 2-1 win at Newcastle so there’s a chance he could start too.
Either way, it’s not an ideal situation for Bielsa, who has been hit with injury issue after injury issue in his defence this season.
There is a bit of time for him to add a new centre-back to his squad but as we all know with the Leeds manager, he doesn’t like to do business in January and avoids it unless he has no choice.
He does have options, therefore he won’t sign a new centre-back for the sake of it.
It’s annoying that we’ve had these issues but Leicester are missing big players in Vardy and Ndidi and if Evans is out too, that will be a major blow to their defence.
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa’s revealed an update on Ezgjan Alioski amid reports he’s agreed to quit the Whites.