Dembele escapes serious injury

25 July 2018 00:07:23 GMTPlus10

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele will miss both of the Bhoys' Champions League games against Rosenborg because of a hamstring injury.

Dembele sustained the injury during last week's game against Alashkert and looks set to be sidelined for three weeks.

If Celtic win their second qualifying round tie against Norwegian side Rosenborg they will come up against AEK Athens in the next round.

Meanwhile, Odsonne Edouard should be able to face Rosenborg even though he only returned to training on Monday.

Celtic's former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed: "Moussa will be out for a few weeks.

"Thankfully it's not a longer-term hamstring. Sometimes these things can be six to eight weeks but it's not that - it's two to three weeks maximum. It was unfortunate for him as he's looked very fit in pre-season.

"It's such a difficult period of the season as you're having to get players to a level of fitness, while trying to put together a team that can cohesively work together to gain results in arguably your biggest games.

"We had a scare with Odsonne as well and he only rejoined training on Monday. After last week's game, his knee had swollen up. He hadn't trained for a few days but he looked fine on Monday in training."

Edouard is 7.00 to score at anytime on Tuesday against Rosenborg while Celtic are 2.62 to qualify for the next round.

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