MOUSSA DEMBELE will miss next month’s Scottish Cup Final after receiving the results of a scan on his hamstring.
It’s understood the results showed damage likely to sideline the 20-year-old for around five weeks.
With the May 27 showpiece against Aberdeen falling four weeks on Saturday, the prolific French Under-21 hitman will be forced to look on on as his team-mates pursue the last leg of the treble.
Rather than attempt to rush Dembele back, Brendan Rodgers’ priority will be to ensure that he is fully fit for pre-season training resuming in mid-June ahead of the Champions League qualifiers the following month.
His absence will open the way for Leigh Griffiths to lead the line in Saturday’ s Premiership clash at Ibrox on Saturday.
The Hoops boss said: “Yeah, he’s fit and available. He came on for Moussa on Sunday and made a really good impact on the game.
“I’m fortunate in that I have two really good strikers I’m happy to stick in and play. With Moussa being out, it’ll give Leigh the chance to come in.
“When he’s on the pitch for a length of time it always looks like he’s going to score. He’s a real threat. From 25 metres in, he’s top class.”