Rodgers confirms huge Celtic injury blow ahead of Champions League clash
By Aramide Oladipo
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that attacking midfielder Patrick Roberts will miss upcoming Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening.
The 20-year-old was replaced by Scott Sinclair just after the half an hour mark in the Hoops’ league match against Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.
Although Celtic managed to extend their unbeaten run in domestic competition to an incredible 62 matches, the SPL champions were held to a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring just before the interval before Jordan Jones equalised for the visitors on the hour mark.
The Hoops remain at the top of the table but second placed Aderdeen have reduced the gap to a single point.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
Speaking to the Scottish Sun after the match, Rodgers confirmed that Roberts had picked up a serious injury and he is likely to be out of action for a considerable amount of time.
“It looks like a hamstring for Patrick Roberts,” he said
“I would suggest he’d be out for a few weeks.”
It is a huge injury blow for the Hoops as Roberts has enjoyed a fine start to the season, contributing with three assists in the league.
The midfielder also notched up his only goal in the 3-0 Champions League victory over Anderlecht.
Roberts featured in the reverse fixture against the Bundesliga champions as Bayern secured a comfortable 3-0 win at the Allianz Arena.