Celtic stars Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani set to be long-term absentees, says Brendan Rodgers

2 Nov

Celtic’s Eboue Kouassi is set to be ruled out for the season with a knee injury while Daniel Arzani is sidelined with a similar problem, manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed.

Kouassi, 20, was substituted in the first-half of the Hoop’s 3-0 win over Hearts in the Betfred Cup semi-finals at Murrayfield last Sunday.

It was a positive day for Celtic despite Kouassi’s injury

Arzani, the 19-year-old Australia winger on loan from Manchester City, was carried from the field on a stretcher late in the 5-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Dundee at Dens Park on Wednesday night after coming on to make his debut as a second-half substitute.

Ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Hearts at Parkhead on Saturday, Rodgers said: “We are waiting on the final analysis of the scans but it is unfortunate, it looks like this week we will have two cruciate injuries in terms of young Daniel and Eboue Kouassi as well.

“We have had results through from Eboue, his is ACL.

“Both innocuous really, one a landing and Daniel’s was a twist.

“If it is the case will rule them both out which is hugely disappointing for both boys because they have been on the sidelines working through and in the last week they have been given opportunities.”