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Celtic manager Rodgers hoping for Carter-Vickers return in early-October

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Cameron Carter-Vickers remains sidelined for Celtic’s September schedule, but is slated to return to action in early-October for Brendan Rodgers’ squad.

Rodgers provided an update on the injured U.S. men’s national team defender on Thursday ahead of Celtic’s resumption of the SPFL campaign this weekend. Carter-Vickers has been sidelined since early-August due to a hamstring injury, which will force him to miss the Hoops’ early matches of the UEFA Champions League group stage schedule.

However, the veteran defender could very well be back for the final five group stage matches, which would be a major boost for Celtic and Rodgers.

‚ÄúCameron Carter-Vickers is doing very well, hopefully on schedule to be back near the beginning of October,” Rodgers said Thursday in his pre-match press conference.

Carter-Vickers was immaculate for Celtic last season, logging 39 combined appearances and one goal under former manager Ange Postecoglou. He earned SPFL Best XI and PFA Scotland Best XI honors for the treble-winning side as Celtic captured the Premiership title, along with the League Cup and FA Cup.

He missed the final weeks of last season due to a knee injury, which kept him out of potential USMNT involvement in June and July.

Celtic entered the September international break following a 1-0 victory over rivals Rangers. Dundee FC travels to Celtic Park on Saturday before the Glasgow-based club visits Feyenoord on UCL Matchday 1.

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