Wilfred Ndidi is making “great progress” but remains a question mark for Leicester City’s Premier League match at Norwich City on Friday night.
The Foxes midfielder has been recovering from a setback related to his recent knee operation.
He has not featured since the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Aston Villa on January 28.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers provided an update on the Nigerian international’s fitness at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
“Wilf Ndidi has been training but we’ll see how he is for the game on Friday,” said Rodgers.
“If he’s not available, then we’ll look to next week, but he’s making great progress, which is good for us.”
Rodgers reiterated that he would not risk bringing Ndidi back before he was ready.
“We have to be [extra cautious] because we don’t want to lose him,” added the manager.
“When he came back for those games [in January], it was deemed he was fit. “I have a big trust in the medical team, they’re fantastic, and he felt really good, but he had a slight reaction.
“So we want to be sure of where he’s at in terms of his fitness. He’s back in training with the team but we need to give it time so it’s consistent.
“When we feel it’s the right time, he’ll come back in, and then he’ll be back in for a really important period of the season for us.”
Rodgers does have midfielder Hamza Choudhury available again following a one-match ban.