HATEM ABD ELHAMED is facing an injury in the Betfred Cup.

The Celtic defender suffered a groin injury in the 2-1 victory of the Europa League against Lazio on Thursday.

    Elhamed hobbled away in Rome

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Elhamed hobbled away in RomePicture credits: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

Elhamed will miss the Hoops & # 39; Premiership clash with Motherwell today and could miss weeks.

He now has a race against time to be fit for the Hampden final on December 8 with Rangers.

Elhamed posted on Instagram that he received "bad news" yesterday after testing his groin area.

He wrote: "Bad news this morning, but I will be stronger again.

    Elhamed's Instagram post

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Elhamed's Instagram post

"Thank goodness always."

The defender will also finish Israel's upcoming qualifiers for Euro 2020 against Poland and northern Macedonia.


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Celtic boss Neil Lennon has used Elhamed in big Euro and home games – and his absence from the Old Firn final would be a stroke.


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