Celtic loanee Jack Hendry has sustained a serious knee injury in only his second game for the Australian club Melbourne City, as per FTBL.
The Hoops defender joined the A-League side last month after failing to get regular football at Parkhead.
The Scotland international performed superbly in his first outing for City against Perth Glory that ended 0-0 after both sides failed to score.
Now he has been ruled out of the game for the foreseeable future following a serious injury sustained in the 3-1 loss to Adelaide United.
Melbourne’s manager Erick Mombaerts conceded later that the 24-year-old will remain sidelined for a long time.
He spoke to Australian media outlet FTBL after the match at Hindmarsh Stadium.
“For me, it’s most important … the injury of Jack.
“We can lose a game, we will be better next time. But if we lose this player for a long time it will be a big problem for us.
“I don’t know exactly but I think it’s a big injury.”
Meanwhile, Celtic failed to sign any new player on transfer deadline day, with Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro as the only recruits for them in this window.
They are currently dominating the Scottish Premiership table with four points clear at the top, having won all their matches in the new year after the setback against Rangers in December.
Lennon’s side will now lock horns with Hamilton at SuperSeal Stadium, hoping to continue their brilliant form that destroyed St. Johnstone 3-0 in their previous match.