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Jozo Simunovic of Celtic  celebrates after he scores during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland.

The Celtic defender has been diagnosed with a hamstring tear.

Jozo Simunovic of Celtic  celebrates after he scores during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland.

Worringly for Celtic, Jozo Simunovic has pulled out of Bosnia and Herzegovina's World Cup qualifiers with a hamstring tear.

The 23-year-old defender is a huge player for the Hoops and the last thing that manager Brendan Rodgers needs is another injury concern.

Celtic have a massive month ahead of them. First, they visit Bayern Munich in the Champions League, before then facing Hibernian in a League Cup semi-final and then Aberdeen in a top-of-the-Premiership clash at Pittodrie.

RSC Anderlecht's Lukasz Teodorczyk (R) fights for the ball with Celtic FC's Jozo Simunovic during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Anderlecht vs Celtic at The Constant...

Rodgers is already without Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong for now and losing Simunovic would be far from ideal ahead of such a big run of games.

The Northern Irishman should be concerned - because Celtic fans certainly are.

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers is tackled by Jozo Simunovic of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-Final between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in...

For now, it remains to be seen how long the former Dinamo Zagreb man is injured for, but missing the Bayern game might be the big worry.

With him in the side, Celtic conceded five to Paris Saint-Germain and although the big-spending French outfit are a level above their German counterparts at the moment - evident by the fact they beat them 3-0 last week - it doesn't bode well that the Hoops' best centre-back might not be available against the likes of Robert Lewandowski.

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