Former Celtic striker ruled out for rest of the season

Timothy Weah undergoes surgery on hamstring problem

Timothy Weah spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic. Picture: SNS

Former Celtic loan striker Timothy Weah has been ruled out until the end of the French league season because of injury.

The 20-year-old US international suffered a torn hamstring on 16 February on his return to action with Lille after a six-month lay-off due to the same injury.

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Lille coach Christophe Galtier said on Saturday that Weah, who underwent surgery earlier this week, won't play again this season.

"Hopefully we can have him back for the start of next season," Galtier said.

Weah, the son of former Fifa world player of the year and current Liberia president George Weah, joined Lille from Paris Saint-Germain last year after spending part of the previous season on loan at Celtic.

He scored four goals in 17 matches for the Parkhead side but his loan spell was cut short after he was picked by the United States for the Under-20 World Cup, causing him to miss the Scottish Cup final against Hearts.