Hoops without Hooper at Caley

Celtic will be without Gary Hooper for Saturday's SPL opener at Inverness (kick-off 12.15pm) after the striker suffered a calf injury.

Last Updated: 13/08/10 at 14:58

Hooper: Calf injury

Hooper: Calf injury

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Hooper picked up in the knock in the pre-season defeat by Blackburn.

Scott Brown will have his ankle problem assessed after missing Scotland's defeat by Sweden and Thomas Rogne is likely to miss out after suffering a thigh injury while playing for Norway Under-21s.

But Israel midfielder Beram Kayal could make his debut and James Forrest has recovered from illness.

Celtic (from): Zaluska, Cha, Mulgrew, Loovens, Hooiveld, O'Dea, Ledley, Juarez, Kayal, Brown, Ki, Maloney, Murphy, Samaras, Rasmussen, Conroy, McCourt, Cervi.

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