LIEL ABADA has joined the growing Celtic injury list – and he could face a MONTH on the sidelines to add to Brendan Rodgers’ woes.

The Israeli wing ace has been sent home from his country’s international squad after sustaining a knock in training.

The Hoops medical staff will check the extent of the problem, but it looks as though Abada will miss the opening Champions League fixture against Feyenoord in Rotterdam a week on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old raider, who only signed a contract extension eight days ago, will be ruled out for crucial domestic games alongside defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, Maik Nawrocki and Stephen Welsh.

BREAKTHROUGH STRIKE…Liel Abada celebrates his opening goal in the 3-1 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie last month,

Japanese midfielder Reo Hatate has also been forced out of action in recent weeks after limping off with a muscular pull following just 25 minutes on the pitch in the 3-1 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie last month.

Ironically, Abada’s problem flared up in training with his national team-mates – during a voluntary part of their final session.

A local media report from Sport5 stated: “He seems to be angry mainly with himself, because he chose to continue kicking at the end of the training even though it was a permission and not an obligation.”

Boss Alon Hazan said: “Liel felt a pinch in his muscle.”

Abada’s enforced omission could open the door for right-sided attacker Yang Hyun-jun who replaced the Israeli in the 66th minute of the 1-0 win at Ibrox.

Flanker Marco Tilio is still awaiting his first-team chance as he strives for full fitness after his £2million move from Melbourne City in June.

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