NEW Bhoy Kouassi Eboue missed one of his first training sessions with Celtic due to a suspected bout of malaria.
The £2.8million signing from Russian side Krasnodar spent a day at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell.
However, the 19-year-old midfielder was given the all-clear after tests and resumed training at Lennoxtown.
It is not known when the player, who hails from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, could have contracted the mosquito-borne infection as it can lay dormant in the blood for up to four years.
Eboue will not feature against St Johnstone tomorrow night, but is believed to be nearing consideration for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The Hoops boss said: “It’s going to take a wee bit of time for Eboue.
“He hasn’t trained in a while. We will get him up to speed in the next few weeks.”
Former Celtic defender Bobo Balde, a Guinea international, contracted malaria in 2004.
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