Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi might miss their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ghana.
The Leicester City midfielder limped off on the 60th minute in their round 16 EUROPA Conference League game against Rennes on Thursday at the Roazhon Park.
The degree of his injury is yet to be announced but reports indicate that, the 25-year-old has a hitch in the knee which could force him out of the first leg qualifier.
He was substituted by James Maddison in a game Leicester City lost 2-1 to French club, Rennes but progressed into the last eight of the competition after the two leg tie ended 3-2.
Ndidi’s injury will be a big blow to the Augustine Eguavoen led Super Eagles technical team who face rivals, Ghana in the first leg on Friday, March 25 at the Baba Yara Stadium.
The reverse fixture is billed for the Moshood Abiola Stadium four days later with the winner of the two legs booking a slot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Nigeria are chasing a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance with Ghana eying a return to the mundial after missing out on the last edition in Russia 2018.