Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi will come under intense scrutiny in the Super Eagles’ camp, as the team’s doctors are set to fully assess his hamstring injury on a daily basis, in order to determine whether he should be included in Nigeria’s final list to the World Cup.
Although the medial report for Ndidi by Leicester indicated that he should be back on the pitch from this weekend, doing personal light work, the Eagles’ medics are not ready to take chances on the former Racing Genk star, who now appears in a race against time to make the cut for Russia 2018.
Ndidi on Tuesday landed at the Eagles’ Ibom Resort Hotel, Uhyo, alongside his club mate, Kelechi Iheanacho as well as Kenneth Omeruo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem and Stephen Eze.
The latest arrivals bring to 11 the number of players in camp, as Plateau United of Jos goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye arrived moments earlier, after playing the weekend’s game for his club.
Eagles’ vice-captain Ogenyi Onazi, William Troost Ekong, Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and NPFL hotshot Junior Lokosa were earlier in camp and took part in a physical training on Tuesday morning.
The other players, with the exception of China-based duo of captain, John Mikel Obi and John Odion Ighalo, are expected to arrive before full training commences on Wednesday morning.