After suffering an abductor injury in Sunday’s win over Burnley, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodger confirmed midfielder and makeshift centre-back Wilfred Ndidi will miss a significant period of time.
Should Ndidi require surgery, the Nigeria international could miss three months, which would see him absent all the way until the festive season.
“We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks,” he said.
“It is an abductor injury – it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury, so we will wait to see if needs an operation – it does then it will be 12 weeks.”
First-placed Leicester City will be back in action on Sunday to defend their unbeaten Premier League start when they travel to Manchester City.