Boerrigter suffers Euro blow

Celtic's Derk Boerrigter has expressed his disappointment at being forced to miss a clash with former employers Ajax.

Last Updated: 17/10/13 at 11:46 Post Comment

Derk Boerrigter: Ankle complaint has ruled him out of Ajax clash

Derk Boerrigter: Ankle complaint has ruled him out of Ajax clash

The Bhoys are due to face the Dutch giants in their next UEFA Champions League outing on Tuesday.

Boerrigter had been hoping to play a leading role in the contest, having completed a switch from the Amsterdam Arena to Parkhead over the summer.

He has, however, been laid low with an ankle injury and will find himself stuck on the sidelines as a result.

Boerrigter told the Daily Record: "I am sick at having to miss the Ajax game. I would have loved to play in it.

"Unfortunately, a small piece of bone in my ankle is damaged.

"It is a real shame, of all the matches for me to miss it would have to be the one against Ajax."

Celtic manager Neil Lennon added: "Boerrigter will take another week or so, he has a bit of soreness in the (ankle) bone and it can take a considerable period of time to heal properly.

"But we are hoping in a week to 10 days he will be able to join the rest of the players."

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