It’s only been four months since Dedryck Boyata officially left Celtic but it feels like longer because we didn’t see him play another game after April when he limped off in Celtic’s win over the Ibrox club at Celtic Park.

It has been a year of bad luck for the Belgian defender who since leaving the club struggled for fitness to get into his new side and just as he was getting into the swing of things he has gone down with another potential serious injury.

The 28-year-old has made 6 Bundesliga appearances since joining Hertha, scoring one goal and amassing 504 minutes on the field.

Speaking about his latest step back, Hertha Berlin coach Ante Covic revealed the player will now go for a scan to see the extent of the injury but it doesn’t look good.

“Dedryck will go away to get scans this week, but it looks like a serious groin muscle injury.”Ante Covic told SunSport.

“It’s very unlucky because he’s been a big player for us since he came into the side.”

If the player has torn his groin it could be a 6 week lay off or longer depending on how long it takes him to get back up to speed. It would be well into December before he was ready for selection again if that was the case.

Boyata was a treble treble winner for Celtic after coming from obscurity under Ronny Deila to being a pivotal part of Brendan Rodgers’ side. He signed a contract with Hertha Berlin while still a Celtic player and finally got a move he craved after being denied a move to the Premier League last year.


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