Eboue Kouassi could be forgiven if some days he regrets ever joining Celtic.
But in the same month, Kouassi contracted malaria and didn't wind up making a Premiership debut for Celtic until April of 2017.
The following season he didn't do much better and managed less than 500 minutes of league action for the Hoops.
The 21-year-old showed promising signs under Rodgers last term but, in November, suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Yep, it hasn't been easy for the former Krasnodar star, but he played his first game in a year this afternoon.
Kouassi turned out for Celtic reserves in a 1-1 draw with their Motherwell equivalent and hopefully for his sake he can stay fit.
Rodgers, whose work at Leicester City this season is enhancing his reputation as a manager, clearly saw good things in Kouassi and even said that he would be Scott Brown's long-term successor in Glasgow [The Scottish Sun].
That looks a million miles from materialising now, but if he can stay fit and improve then who knows, maybe Neil Lennon - a midfielder during his playing career - can finish the job that Rodgers started and turn Kouassi into a Bhoys regular.
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