In a potential blow for Celtic, Liel Abada is facing a potential setback after sustaining an injury while on international duty with Israel. The winger has been instrumental for the Bhoys this season, filling the gap left by Jota and featuring in four out of five domestic matches.

Abada was drafted into Israel’s Euro 2024 qualifying squad by Head Coach Alon Hazan for the upcoming matches against Romania and Belarus. However, he suffered an untimely injury during a training session and is now expected to sit out Israel’s game this Saturday. Hazan described the injury as a “muscle pinch,” and RecordSport indicate that Abada will undergo a scan to assess the severity.

The timing couldn’t be worse for Celtic’s manager Brendan Rodgers, especially with critical fixtures looming. Celtic are gearing up for a Champions League clash against Feyenoord on Tuesday, September 19, which follows closely on the heels of their return to Scottish Premiership action against Dundee.

Liel Abada
20th August 2023; Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland: Scottish Viaplay Cup Football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Liel Abada of Celtic on the ball

While it remains uncertain how many games Abada will miss, his absence would undoubtedly be a significant loss. Fingers crossed the scan doesn’t show up anything problematic.



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