Craig Gordon and Kristoffer Ajer have joined Celtic’s ever-increasing injury list.
The Celts were dealt a cruel double blow after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Livingston.
Gordon never featured in the match, having picked up his knee injury against Leipzig on Thursday.
Ajer started for the Bhoys but went off in the second half with a sickening looking injury after a head clash.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed post-match that Ajer had likely broken his eye socket.
Rodgers suggested that Craig Gordon was ‘all but out’ of Scotland’s double header next week.
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Speaking of Ajer’s blow, Rodgers said: “It’s just so unfortunate. He’ll probably need surgery on it.”
Ajer had only returned to the team recently, and had looked impressive against Livi.
He faces a sustained period on the sidelines, but there may be better news surrounding Gordon.
Resting over the break
With no games for 13 days, Rodgers will be hoping the international break gives Gordon enough time to recover.
Gordon carried on after sustaining his knee injury on Thursday night’s Europa League game.
Although at this moment, no timetable has been given for Gordon’s return.
Both Gordon and Ajer join Daniel Arzani, Jozo Simunovic, Eboue Kouassi, Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths on the injury list.
Olivier Ntcham is also sidelined, but after signing his new contract on Friday, he may not be far away from a return.
The international break may come as a blessing in disguise for Celtic.
Their run of seven consecutive domestic wins came to an end after the stuttering draw at Livi.
They could do with the break in games, despite most of their squad heading off on international duty.
Hopefully it means two weeks without any injuries being reported at Lennoxtown.
However, with many players off around the world, the crisis may get worse from afar.