Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has revealed that star striker Moussa Dembele is set to face a few weeks out with an ankle injury.
The 21-year-old suffered the injury in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.
As reported by PA Sports Scottish sports editor Gavin McCafferty’s Twitter account, Davies stated that Dembele will miss tomorrow night’s game against Motherwell and possibly the game at Celtic Park between the teams on Saturday.
It is too early to know if Dembele will miss Celtic’s final Champions League game against Anderlecht a week today.
Celtic are currently three points ahead of the Belgian champions in the battle to secure Europa League football.
#celtic Dembele out of Motherwell game with ankle knock and likely to miss Saturday. Chris Davies says they'll know more about chances of facing Anderlecht in next few days.
— Gavin McCafferty (@GavinMcCafferty) November 28, 2017
Football Insider verdict: The injury to Moussa Dembele hasn’t come at a great time for Celtic, as they have a packed schedule in December, including the aforementioned game against Andlerecht and an Old Firm derby at the end of the month. However, the injury could lead to an extended run in the side for Leigh Griffiths. Griffiths recently showed his ability by scoring Celtic’s winning goal against Ross County with a superb free-kick. He also shone in a cameo in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final, where was unlucky not to score on a few occasions. Griffiths has previously deputised for Dembele and has done well, so Brendan Rodgers will have no hesitation in making him Celtic’s number one striker.
In other Celtic news, three players have been names in the Betfred Cup team of the tournament