Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic is out for 6 months with a knee personal injury, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has disclosed.
The Australia midfielder is established to have an procedure immediately after returning to his Scottish Premiership club from the Asia Cup in the UAE.
“Tom is really likely to be out for 6 months which is a genuine blow for us, ” Rodgers mentioned on Friday, in advance of Celtic’s premiership clash with St Johnstone on Sunday.
“He arrived again from the Asia Cup and experienced an difficulty with his hand out there and obtained inured with his knee when he landed awkwardly.
“He went down to London with a member of our health care group yesterday to check out that his hand did not will need an procedure and although he was there we considered we would have his knee appeared at and it confirmed up that a lateral meniscus challenge which is likely to place him out for up to 6 months.
“Not what we anticipated but which is the way soccer performs. It is regrettable. The Celtic supervisor mentioned Rogic will not will need an procedure on his hand but he will will need operation on his knee.
“He is a excellent character. It is disappointing for us. We have skipped him for the time period of time he has been out, the very last thirty day period or so, to have him out for a further 6 months is a blow,” he mentioned.