Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has discussed the lengths the club will take to get to the bottom of Reo Hatate's injury problems.

Rodgers today confirmed that the Japan midfielder will be out until at least after Christmas with his second hamstring injury of the season. The 25-year-old was forced off early on against Atletico Madrid last Wednesday, with no specific date having been set for his exact return to proceedings.

In his latest press conference today, the manager outlined what specific steps his staff will make regarding the player, in order to keep him fit when he returns to action. He said: "It’s just investigating everything that he’s doing outside of here as well as here and piecing it all together."

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"There are also just, unfortunately, players that sadly their collagen means that they pick up lots of injuries and they can never stay fit. He’s a guy that’s come into the game late. He’s done fantastic when he’s been fit and available here for Celtic.

"I think it’s just a case of trying to look deeper into everything around his development and what he’s doing here and away from here just to see if there’s anything we can find out, because ideally you want your best players available, and he’s certainly one of our top players."

Because of this latest setback, Hatate will miss the rest of his side's Champions League fixtures, as well as a large chunk of the domestic season. Players such as Paulo Bernardo, Odin Thiago Holm and David Turnbull will all be hoping to fill the slot vacated by the midfielder following his injury.

The manager's FULL Q+A is available to read now on The Celtic Way's website. You can read it by clicking HERE.