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Celtic sweating over the fitness of star defender

Celtic are monitoring the condition of Dedryck Boyata following the player’s injury during a friendly on Wednesday against Slavia Prague. The Belgian international Boyata suffered an injury during the first half of the game and had to be taken off during the interval.

Manager Brendan Rodgers said of the player’s condition, “We’ll see how he is. I think he maybe twisted his knee but we’ll see what comes from that. He took a touch and it got away from him a little bit and the guy has block-tackled him.

“There were a few challenges where they were nipping at the heels of the players and our players showed good discipline, even in a friendly game, to not react. But we will see how Dedryck is.”

The Bhoys will be hoping that he can recover in time for the club’s game against Linfield in Belfast on July 14.

Though Celtic dominated the game against Slavia, they were held to a 0-0 stalemate, which ends their pre-season training camp in Austria and Czech Republic.

Tom Rogic and James Forrest both had decent attempts at goal during the first half of the match but failed to find the net.