Celtic' s Elhamed provisionally self-isolating

Celtic have been hit with more possible coronavirus disruption among their global players after Hatem Abd Elhamed was put into provisional self-isolation.

The Israel defender experienced unwell after playing in his state’s 2-1 defeat by the Czech Republic in Scotland’s Nations League team on Sunday night.

An Israeli Football Association spokesperson told the PA News company: “Hatem didn’t fell well following the match. He was isolated from your team and did a test today (Monday). ”

The outcomes of the Covid-19 test are expected afterwards Monday.

Elhamed’s membership and international team-mate, Nir Bitton, tested positive on Friday right after playing for Israel against Scotland the previous night.

Picture: Nir Bitton tested positive during international duty with Israel

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard earlier tested positive whilst away with France U21s whilst Ryan Christie was instructed in order to self-isolate after being deemed to become a contact of former Hoops team-mate Stuart Armstrong while on Scotland responsibility.

Bitton and Christie will miss Celtic’s Scottish Premiership clash with Rangers while Edouard’s period of self-isolation could make it difficult meant for him to be ready for Saturday’s video game.

Manager Neil Lennon now faces being without Elhamed as well on top of other injury concerns.

Centre-back Christopher Jullien has not played for a month due to a back problem while striker Albian Ajeti missed their previous video game against St Johnstone with a hamstring injury, but is expected to associated with derby clash.

Celtic expressed major concern and disappointment over the Covid-19 disruption before Elhamed felt unwell, having not documented a single positive case when assessment their players themselves.

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Image: Defender Christopher Jullien has struggled with a back issue over the past month

A club statement on Sunday read: “While we apportion simply no blame whatsoever to anyone, this really is now a very difficult position for all of us and, clearly, for all other night clubs.

“Like all other night clubs, we must do all we can to safeguard our squad and limit the clear and obvious risks in order to players.

“Under FIFA regulations, clubs are obliged to produce players for international duty.

“We will be maintaining shut contact with international associations in order to guarantee everything possible is being done with respect to the care and protection of our own players. The priority must be the particular safety of our players at all times. inch

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