LIEL ABADA has vowed to come back “fitter and stronger” after his devastating injury blow.
The Israeli winger faces “three to four months” on the sidelines after sustaining a thigh problem in training with the international squad, as CQN reported yesterday.
Abada will miss the entire Champions League Group E campaign as well as the remainder of the year to add to manager Brendan Rodgers’ worries with players such as Cameron Carter-Vickers, Maik Nawrocki and Stephen Welsh out for significant periods.
Australian international wide raider Marco Tilio, bought from A-League outfit Melbourne City in the summer, has yet to feature after arriving with an injury while Mikey Johnston returned from his loan stint in Portugal with a back problem.
Reo Hatate has been missing since sustaining a muscular knock during his 25-minute cameo in the 3-1 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, but is on stand-by to return against Dundee at Parkhead tomorrow.
The nearest Abada will get to the action in the east end of Glasgow will be a seat in the stand, but the 21-year-old wide Bhoy is determined to ger back into the thick of it as quickly as possible.
The goalscoring attacker, who signed an enhanced deal with the champions last month, took to Instagram to say: “Unfortunately, I have just received the news that my injury will keep me out of the game for a longer period than expected.
“I am beginning rehabilitation and will work hard to come back fitter and stronger as fast as I can so I can give my all to help the team achieve our targets.”
Abada’s enforced absence may open the door for Luis Palma, signed for £3.5million from Greek outfit Aris just before the deadline, with the Honduran putting in an impressive display for his country during the break.