Celtic winger Marian Shved has been sent home by Ukraine after suffering a muscular injury whilst on international duty.
The 22-year-old had been called up by national team manager Andriy Shevchenko for the matches against Lithuania and Nigeria this week but the Ukrainian FA have confirmed that he has been sent home:
“Unfortunately, Marian Shved has returned to his club after suffering an adductor injury and will not travel to Lithuania.”
Hoops boss Neil Lennon will no doubt feel frustrated about Shved’s injury. Although the Ukrainian has only made one appearance for the Scottish champions so far, he was expected to make more of an impact as the season went on.
In his only game for Celtic, the winger scored in the 2-0 win against Nomme Kalju in the Champions League qualifier back in July.
Shved has since been given time to settle into his new country while also being asked to up his work rate. The player will now have to get back fit and then try to work his way into the club’s first-team plans.