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29th Jan, 2018 | 3:38pm

Rodgers confirms Celtic mainstay ruled out for three months in shattering blow

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Craig Gordon will be out of action for a significant period of time.
According to Rodgers, the Hoops goalkeeper will be out for “around 12 weeks”, as quoted by Sky Sports Scotland Twitter account, after Gordon picked up a knee injury against Hibernian.


Gordon has been a mainstay of the Hoops side in recent seasons, even holding off the challenge of Dorus de Vries who has signed by Rodgers to provide competition in the goalkeeper position.
Ironically de Vries will now take over as the Hoops number one for the next three months, which means he will be in goals for the Europa League last 32 tie against Zenit and the next Old Firm derby in March.
The injury to Gordon is a shattering blow for the Hoops ahead of some big fixtures and may well prompt them into business in the transfer market, as third choice goalkeeper Conor Hazard recently joined Falkirk on loan until the end of the season.
De Vries will make his first start since October when Hearts visit Celtic Park on Tuesday, in a game which could also see impending Bhoys signing Charly Musonda involved.
The Bhoys are looking for revenge against the Edinburgh side, who are the only team to have defeated the Hoops in the league so far this season.
In other Celtic news, the Bhoys may regret not signing a striker in January
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