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Sunday 18 November 2018

Gordon ruled out for up to 12 weeks

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon will be out for "up to 12 weeks" with a knee injury, boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed.

The 35-year-old, who lost two year of his career to a knee problem before he joined the Hoops in 2014, stayed in at the interval of Saturday's 1-0 win over Hibernian at Parkhead after clashing with former Celt Efe Ambrose.

Striker Leigh Griffiths came off with a recurrence of a calf injury minutes after scoring the winner in the first half and he will be out for up to four weeks and thus both players will miss the Europa League clash against Zenit St Petersburg next month.

Rodgers said: "Sad news for him (Gordon) and for us but of course we will need to have that cover for someone to come in and support Dorus de Vries so that is something that we are looking at.

"It is his other knee as opposed to the one that had been injured and gave him problems."

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