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16th Aug, 2017 | 4:18pm

Shattering Celtic blow as midfielder to be sidelined for two months - report

By Aramide Oladipo

Celtic starlet Eboue Kouassi could face two months out of action, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that the 19-year-old is set for a long spell on the sidelines after he suffered an ankle injury in the League Cup tie against Kilmarnock last week.

Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers was recently quoted in the Herald as saying that the teenager is poised to undergo surgery on his injury on Thursday.

The report claims that the midfielder will no be fit enough to return to first-team action until October.

Kouassi only managed to play 40 minutes in his first match of the new campaign in Celtic’s midweek cup victory before he limped off just before the interval.

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The youngster is set to miss the club’s crucial Champions League tie on Wednesday night against Kazakhstan outfit Astana at Celtic Park.

The midfielder is also set to be ruled out of contention for the first Old Firm Derby of the season which takes place next month at Ibrox.

The Hoops have been very unfortunate when it comes to injury problems this season with talisman Moussa Dembele and defenders Erik Sviachenko and Dedryck Boyata also facing spells on the sidelines.

Since securing a permanent move to Celtic Park in January, Kouassi has only made a total of six appearances with the senior team.

In other Celtic news, Football Insider has revealed the Hoops are in the hunt to sign a dazzling attacking midfielder as late window interest to reach fever pitch.

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