Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is down with a hamstring injury.
Ndidi was not listed in Leicester City's 2-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday after his header that earned a point against Chelsea.
Rodgers has now given the reason for his absence when asked by journalists.
"He tweaked his hamstring just slightly against Chelsea, and he just felt it,” Rodgers told reporters after Saturday’s afternoon’s game at Bramall Lane.
"He had a scan on it and it’s just a minor strain, but hopefully he will rejoin the team training in mid-week and then be ready for next Saturday.”
Ndidi was part of the Super Eagles squad that won bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.