MARCO TILIO has suffered another setback as his dream season turns into a nightmare.

The Australian international joined Celtic in a £2million five-year deal from Melbourne City in June, but the 22-year-old winger was sidelined shortly after his arrival when it was discovered he had sustained a torn quad thigh muscle.

Tilio was out of the first-team picture for FIVE months before his cameo role as a late substitute in the 1-1 home draw with Motherwell.

He also came off the substitutes’ bench in the 4-1 home win over Hibs in early December.

PARADISE – FOR A MOMENT…Marco Tilio is all smiles after completing his move to Celtic in June.

After a mere 28 minutes of first-team action, Brendan Rodgers gave the go-ahead to the flanker’s return to his former club in Melbourne to get some much-needed game-time.

However, injury has struck again. Jinxed Tilio has suffered a hamstring tendon injury and now faces the prospect of missing SIX weeks at the A-League club, according to a report in local media AAP Sport.

First time around at Melbourne, the exciting forward, who netted a wonder goal recently, claimed 20 strikes and 19 assists in 86 appearances to help the club to win one Championship and a record-breaking three consecutive Premierships.

His hopes of picking up where he left off have now been put in jeopardy.

Tilio is due to return to Celtic in July.

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