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Celtic forward set for assessment on injury picked up v Hearts

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that forward Odsonne Edouard is a doubt for the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell.

The Frenchman suffered a hamstring injury in the second-half of the Bhoys’ 3-1 win over Hearts, and with the Cup Final less than a fortnight away, Rodgers has claimed it would be ‘an absolute shame’ if he was to miss the end of the season.

“It looked like a hamstring so we’ll just have to assess that tonight or tomorrow. It would be an absolute shame if he was ruled out. He’s been brilliant for us,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Hoops’ official Twitter account.

Edouard has been one of the Hoops’ star players in recent months, and has become a hero of the Hoops support after scoring the winning goal at Ibrox in March, then scoring twice in the Bhoys’ 5-0 win over Rangers that clinched the league title.

Football Insider verdict

It would be a real shame for Edouard if his season was to end this way, as he has had an excellent year in Scotland with the Hoops. After an indifferent spell he has really come into his own and looked like a natural successor to Moussa Dembele in the Hoops squad. Now it looks as if his season is over, and he will have to watch on from the sidelines, as the Bhoys aim to complete the treble against Motherwell in two weeks’ time. Of course, his injury does hand chances to other players, and as well as Dembele Leigh Griffiths could suddenly come in from the cold with a chance of becoming a key man for the Hoops in the cup final. But it is a real shame for the 20-year-old, and Hoops fans will be hoping that Tynecastle wasn’t his last ever appearance for the Bhoys, and that he can sign on a permanent deal in the summer.

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