- Wilfred Ndidi assures Nigerians he will be fit for the World Cup
- The 22-year-old suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace
- Ndidi is among the 30-man provisional squad named by Gernot Rohr
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has categorically stated he would be fit to play for Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The Leicester City player suffered a hamstring injury which kept him out for the rest of the season but 22-year-old has calmed nerves concerning his availability for the soccerfiesta next month.
There have been speculation about Ndidi's chances of missing the World Cup but he explained to Complete Sports.
“The truth about the injury I suffered against Crystal Palace was that for 24 hours after the game, we were not quite sure of the severity as we were waiting for Monday to do a scan.
“Because there was no medical update, we kept quiet about the injury and I guess that was what people capitalized on to insinuate all sorts of things.
"After the first test revealed a hamstring strain, I was asked to do another one to confirm the extent of the injury and for the doctors to determine for how long I would be out for.
"They told me I would be out for only a few days and then I would need to recuperate with everything not more than few weeks but certainly not the six weeks that I read in the papers.”
He also revealed that the Nigerian medical team have been carried along all through the period being on the sidelines.
“All through the period, the medical team of Leicester City and those of the Super Eagles were in constant communication and I believe if I’m not fit to play I wouldn’t have been cleared by Leicester to come to camp," he continued.
The Super Eagles will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt on Monday, May, 28, after which the final 23-man squad will be announced.
The team will proceed to London to honour the friendly match against England at the famous Wembley Stadium on June, 2.
The Green and White will also play a final warm up game against the Czech Republic on June, 6, before the World Cup kicks off proper.
Gernot Rohr's men will play in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in a group many pundits said would spring upsets.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Serie A side AS Roma, will pledge their support to the Nigerian team at the Mundial.
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