By Aramide Oladipo
Celtic have received a huge boost ahead of their upcoming Champions League double header with Bayern Munich as forward Franck Ribery has been ruled out, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that the 34-year-old will be out of action for three months after suffering a torn knee ligament in Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on the weekend.
The newspaper reports that the France international will not be available to feature for the Bundesliga champions until the turn of the new year which means that he will not feature against Celtic later this month.
The forward has played a huge role in Bayern’s recent success both domestically and in Europe, lifting seven league titles and the Champions League trophy during his 10-year spell at the club.
Ribery has spent the majority of this campaign on the sidelines, failing to provide a single goal or assist in Europe or the league.
This will be a massive boost for the Hoops who are currently level on points with the Bundesliga champions in their Champions League group.
Brendan Rodgers’ side enjoyed an emphatic 3-0 victory against Belgian outfit Anderlecht in previous European tie.
Celtic travel to Bavaria on October 18th before welcoming Bayern to Glasgow at the end of the month.
In other Celtic news, Stan Collymore took a swipe at the European elite after the Hoops’ win over Anderlecht.