Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has been tipped to make Nigeria’s final list to this year’s World Cup, because he has stepped up rehabilitation from injury and is making good progress in his recovery from a recent season-ending injury.
Though the youngster had been given six weeks to fully recover, which would be just a day before Nigeria opens against Croatia on June 16 at Russia 2018, the former Racing Genk of Belgium star is said to be speeding up his recovery in order to get back sooner.
This much has been provided by a close confidant of the vastly-improved former central defender, who affirmed that Ndidi is recovering well from the hamstring injury and is set to be fit for the World Cup.
The 21-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in Leicester’s Premier League loss to Crystal Palace on April 28 and was expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
Despite his fitness, issues, Ndidi was named in the Super Eagles’ provisional squad for the 2018 Mundial, and his close associate says the lad is recovering quicker than expected.
This comes after earlier reports that Ndidi is already spending time doing personal drills in the gym and swimming pool, as he recuperates rapidly.
“Ndidi is doing very, very well. He is recovering very well, all the worries are over now. It is confirmed that he will go to the World Cup. He has not started training on the pitch but he’s doing treadmill workouts and swimming exercises,” the confidant stated.