BRENDAN RODGERS has revealed powerhouse striker Oh Hyeon-gyu will be out for SIX weeks with a calf problem.
The South Korean international frontman sustained the injury as he played the entire second-half of James Forrest’s testimonial match against Athletic Bilbao at Parkhead last week.
Oh helped to set up the winner for David Turnbull in the 3-2 comeback victory and attempted to overcome the problem without drawing it to the attention of the Hoops’ medical team.
THREE CHEERS…Oh Hyeon-gyu congratulates David Turnbull following his winning goal against Athletic Bilbao. New Bhoy Odin Thiago Holm joins in.
The 22-year-old forward was an unused substitute in the 4-2 triumph over Ross County in the opening Premiership game of the season in the east end of Glasgow on Saturday.
Afterwards Oh felt twinges of pain and the medics have now ruled him unfir for at least a month and a half.
Rodgers, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “Oh will probably be out for a few weeks.
“He hurt his calf against Athletic Bilbao, but no-one knew and he trained on. He was involved in the game at the weekend and then he trained on the Sunday.
“Afterwards, he spoke to the medical team to say he felt his calf and it has ended up that he has a calf problem which might put him out for four to six weeks. So that’s where he is at.
BRING ON THE DONS…Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to Celtic’s Sunday trip to Pittodrie.
“Apart from that, the injured guys are doing really well. Ali Johnston is back on the grass, running, working, he is increasing his intensity, so that is really good news for us.
“Marco Tilio is also now out on the grass and moving well, so we expect him to be another month or so away.”
Rodgers is not pushing any panic buttons before the treble winners’ trip to Pittodrie for the midday match against Aberdeen on Sunday.
Kyogo Furuhashi, last season’s leading scorer with 34 goals, is already up and running with a strike against Malky Mackay’s Dingwall outfit.
Plus his countryman Daizen Maeda played through the middle and scored a hat-trick in the Hoops’ 4-2 loss to Yokohama F Marinos during the pre-season Japanese tour.