Loan Bhoy Injured In Training

Eboue Kouassi arrived at Celtic with high hopes. An exciting young prospect, who impressed in the Russian league at FK Krasnodar, Kouassi was once described by Brendan Rodgers as “Having the same talent as Raheem Sterling when he was coming through.” Despite such acclaim, chances were few and far between at Parkhead for the Ivorian, and his fate was sealed when he suffered a long term knee ligament injury against Hearts in November 2018.

Kouassi has not featured for the club since that fateful day in the capital and, having made just 22 appearances in three years, the midfielder was loaned out to Genk in January to get some much needed game time. However, Kouassi has played just five minutes since arriving in Belgium and any slim hopes of resurrecting his Celtic career look to be in tatters today, as the Hoops loanee suffered another knee injury – this time in training.

It is thought that Kouassi’s Genk teammate, Theo Bongonda, landed awkwardly on him during a training exercise. The signs aren’t good as the club fear it to be a recurrence of the anterior cruciate ligament injury that kept Kouassi out for so long last term.

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