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Rodgers Provides Ndidi Fitness Update

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that an operation on Wilfred Ndidi's knee was successful, but the Nigeria international is still a number of weeks from returning to contention.
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- Leicester City host Southampton at King Power Stadium in the Premier League (3pm kick-off)
- Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi's operation on his knee 'went very well'
- The Northern Irishman also provides an update on Daniel Amartey (ankle) and Matty James (Achilles)
- Live coverage of Saturday's Saints clash begins at 12pm on LCFC Radio and is available for free

Ndidi, 23, suffered a knee injury in training ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup Semi-Final first leg tie against Aston Villa, and is expected to be out for around three or four weeks.

Now the operation on the former Genk midfielder's meniscus has been completed, Rodgers says he is now back in at Belvoir Drive and has commenced the recovery process.

"It went very well," Rodgers told the national media on Friday, ahead of Saturday's Premier League visit of Southampton to King Power Stadium (3pm kick-off).

"It was a good operation. He’s now back in and straight into his recovery. Something around that (three or four weeks). Sometimes it can be sooner, sometimes it can’t be."

Meanwhile, James Maddison has been in training after suffering a slight knock at the end of Wednesday's clash with Villa, while Daniel Amartey is due for surgery on his ankle.

Aside from an appearance at Doncaster Rovers for the Club's Development Squad in the Leasing.com Trophy, the Ghana international has been absent since October 2018.

"Daniel will probably be in for an operation early next week," Rodgers added. "It’s been unfortunate he hasn’t featured for me after the ankle injury he had.

"He will be in early next week for some more surgery on a bone in his ankle."

The Northern Irishman also discussed the recovery of Matty James from an Achilles injury after the midfielder starred for the Under-23s in a 5-1 win over Wolves this month.

"He came through it very well," he continued. "He’ll play for them again at the beginning of next week. It’s a gradual process with Matthew.

"We’re just trying to get some minutes in his legs. He felt good, naturally a bit sore, but we’re just trying to build up his fitness."

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