CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed Moussa Dembele could be out until early September with a hamstring injury.
The French striker, 21, missed the end of last season with a similar problem, but featured against Linfield in recent European ties.
The Hoops boss, talking about the time scale, said: “It could be the beginning of September.
“It looks like Moussa may well be out for the whole of this European qualifying campaign so we have to adapt.
“Throughout the course of the season, unfortunately for those players with that speed and strength, there are always hamstring niggles.
“We saw it last year with Moussa. We saw it with James Forrest. We saw it with Scott Sinclair. We saw it with Patrick Roberts.
“We have to heal, work hard to get back as quick as he can, knowing that it’s going to be a real long season for us.”
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