Dedryck Boyata is a major doubt for Celtic’s Glasgow derby clash at the end of December.
A full blown hamstring pull would put Boyata out of action until after the winter break but Rodgers hasn’t given up on the Belgian internationalist at Ibrox.
“Dedryck has a minor hamstring strain,” the Celtic boss confirmed to The Sun. “Thankfully it’s not a real serious one and hopefully he’ll be back before the end of the month.”
With Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths and Olivier Ntcham back from injury it seemed that Celtic’s problems were clearing up but the loss of Boyata is a major blow.
The former Manchester City defender had quickly formed a solid partnership with Filip Benkovic with that duo being together in each of Celtic’s three Europa League victories.