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Leigh Griffiths will miss Celtic’s second Champions League qualifier

Leigh Griffiths will miss both legs of Celtic’s second Champions League qualifier with thigh strain

  • The strain he sustained in pre-season turned out to be worse than initially feared
  • Leigh Griffiths sat out Celtic’s final warm-up of the season with Shamrock Rovers
  • He also missed the 3-0 win against Alashkert on Tuesday because of the issue

Leigh Griffiths is set to miss both legs of Celtic’s second Champions League qualifier – after the thigh strain he sustained in pre-season training turned out to be worse than initially feared.

The striker sat out his side’s final warm-up game of the season with Shamrock Rovers last weekend and the 3-0 victory against Alashkert on Tuesday because of the issue.

But having discovered the problem now requires additional rest, he’s likely to sit out both legs of the tie against Valur or Rosenborg.

Striker Leigh Griffiths is set to miss both legs of Celtic’s second Champions League qualifier 

‘Leigh is probably two or three weeks away,’ said Brendan Rodgers. ‘We’ll know more in a few weeks’ time.

‘It’s unfortunate really for him but that’s how football works. For any player when you miss a period of pre-season it’s always difficult, especially if you’ve worked hard. 

The thigh strain he sustained in pre-season training turned out to be worse than initially feared

The thigh strain he sustained in pre-season training turned out to be worse than initially feared

‘You want to be at a good level and get as much of your fitness in during this period so it’s unfortunate for any player that’s out.’ Both Olivier Ntcham and Odsonne Edouard trained as normal after being involved in a car crash on Wednesday.

Rodgers will field two separate sides against Standard Liege in a friendly on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers will field two separate sides against Standard Liege in a friendly on Saturday

Brendan Rodgers will field two separate sides against Standard Liege in a friendly on Saturday

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