Celtic ace could miss final Rangers clash of the season after Rodgers comments
By Amir Mir
Celtic ace Moussa Dembele could miss the final Rangers game of the season after going off injured during his side’s 2-0 win against their Old Firm rivals on Sunday.
The 20-year-old was substituted after 34 minutes during the Scottish Cup semi-final showdown, with Brendan Rodgers stating that he may have suffered a hamstring injury.
Rodgers believes “if it is a full blown hamstring” from the striker then he could potentially miss the cup final against Aberdeen on May 27.
Going by the Celtic senior man’s comments, Dembele could, therefore, miss the Rangers match next Saturday at Ibrox.
“We’ll see. It looks like a hamstring,” said Rodgers, as quoted by the Evening Times.
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“If it’s a full blown hamstring then he probably wouldn’t be. We’ll see. It is still late April so that’s not until May time. We’ll see what the scan brings.”
If Dembele does miss the final few matches of the campaign through injury then it will be a big blow to the team as they are aiming to win the treble.
The Bhoys already have the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup in the bag, with the final domestic trophy of the season now eluding them.
Added to that, they also have the chance to remain unbeaten throughout the domestic season, with a maximum of six matches left.
Following his free-transfer to Celtic in the summer, Dembele has been a great find for the club as he has been a key figure in front of the goal.
The Frenchman has scored 32 goals in 49 matches in all competitions added with the fact that he has found the back of the net on 17 occasions in 29 league games.
In other Celtic news, Scott Brown has brutally mocked their Gers following their defeat on Sunday afternoon.