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Celtic's Abada facing 'three to four months' out with thigh injury

Winger Liel Abada could miss Celtic's entire Champions League campaign after suffering a thigh injury during training with Israel.

The 21-year-old has been a first-team regular this season under Brendan Rodgers and started in the 1-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox in their last Scottish Premiership match.

He was called up to the Israel squad for their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Romania and Belarus but suffered the injury during a training drill and missed both games.

Manager Brendan Rodgers admitted it is a blow to the player who agreed a new four-year deal on transfer deadline day.

He said: "He's gone to London today for a scan. We think it's going to be around three to four months.

"He picked it up at the end of training in a shooting exercise, so it's a real shame for us because he's done well over pre-season and as you can see, he's started a lot of the games since I've been here.

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