He was on international duty with the France under-21 squad when he found out he tested positive for Covid. He will miss their next Scottish Premiership game against Old Firm rivals Glasgow Rangers and could also be absent for their first Europa League group stage game against AC Milan next week.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has recently spoken about the forward and has provided an update on how he is coping at the moment.
What Neil Lennon said about Odsonne Edouard
Speaking via the Daily Record, Lennon said: “The coronavirus had a huge impact on us during the international break. If we think about all the testing we have done within the bubble at Celtic, we’ve been very strict and the protocols have all been followed. The club has done a great job regarding that, keeping everyone safe and protected.
“It’s out of your hands when the players go away on international duty. I think these things are always a shock, but I spoke with Odsonne and he’s doing okay, he’s feeling good and recovering well.
“He’s keeping active every day and the club and the French football organisation have handled it well. I hope he is going to be fine soon. His health is the most important thing and I think everyone understands that.”
Odsonne Edouard could be hard to replace
Edouard has played 10 games in all competitions this season and scored six times, per Transfermarkt, so he will no doubt be a huge loss for Celtic. Whoever replaces him will need to be clinical when chances come their way to ensure that the Frenchman is not sorely missed.
At least Lennon’s update that the £13.5m-valued player is doing fine is encouraging to hear after recent events and hopefully Edouard will be raring to go when he returns from isolation.
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