Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata out for three months with medial ligament knee injury

Boyata, who joined from Manchester City two years ago, sustained the damage during the first half of the Bhoys’ goalless friendly against Slavia Prague earlier this week.

Initial reports suggested that Boyata would miss around six weeks of action, ruling him out of Celtic’s upcoming Champions League qualifiers, but the damage is more severe than first thought.

The 26-year-old started 21 games for Celtic last season as they cantered to the Scottish Premiership title, while also winning both domestic cups.

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