Liel Abada en-route ‘home’ to Celtic for quad injury treatment

Liel Abada will return to Celtic and will play no part in Israel’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Kosovo and Switzerland, due to a quad injury picked up somewhere between his substitute appearance against Hibs last weekend and joining his international teammates for their training camp.

Abada’s international boss Alon Hazan, as reported in the Scottish Sun, has advised Abada was determined to play his part in his nation’s opening fixtures of their Euro 2024 but has had to admit defeat.

Abada will now return to Scotland to be assessed by Celtic’s medical team, with a view to ascertaining how long the Israeli winger will be out of action, with Azon stating:

Lie Abada controls the ball during the Sydney Super Cup match between Celtic and Everton at Accor Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)

“To Liel’s credit, it should be said that he did everything to be fit. But unfortunately he arrived injured and it’s not possible. It is a minor injury but it would still limit him from playing. He did not agree to give up the possibility of being available and has tried everything, but it hasn’t worked.”

Orestis Kiomourtzoglou of Hearts vies with Liel Abada of Celtic during the Hearts v Celtic Scottish Cup match at Tynecastle on March 11, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Abada has been in the headlines lately as reports emerged of the 21-year-old refusing to sign a new contract at Celtic, however with Celtic heading into the business end of the season with a League title within touching distance and the tantalising prospect of a Domestic Treble on the cards, few supporters are giving much thought to new contracts and far more to the remainder of the current campaign.

Liel Abada has not been a regular starter for Celtic but he has regularly been a major contributor to Celtic’s drive for success this season, with his impactfulness as a substitute perhaps underlined with his coming off the bench against St Mirren to help turn the game around in Celtic’s favour.

Liel Abada celebrates with Matt O’Riley of Celtic after scoring our third goal during the 4-0 Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and theRangers on September 03, 2022 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Abada is also a thorn in the side of theRangers as Borna Barasic would attest to. Therefore, with an 8 April Glasgow Derby on the horizon, a game where a win would all but seal the retaining of Celtic’s Scottish premiership title, Abada hopefully has enough time on his side to recover from this injury before stealing in at the back post at Celtic Park to grab another ‘skelping derby goal to his growing collection.


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