Tom Rogic will not play for Celtic in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying tie against Alashkert in Armenia.
As reported by The Herald, Celtic coach confirmed that Rogic has been given two weeks off following his World Cup campaign with Australia, where the Socceroos were eliminated at the group stage.
“He’ll have two weeks off from now, so he’ll be back when we arrive home from the first leg,” Rodgers said.
“He’ll be back training on the 12th of July.
“He won’t be playing in the first leg, it’s a long season for us and he’s just off the back of World Cup preparation and World Cup group stages, so he’ll have two weeks free and then come back fresh and ready for hopefully another exciting season.”
The 25-year-old midfielder will join training with Celtic after the squad return from the Alashkert game on July 10th.