CELTIC were today plunged into a fresh injury crisis ahead of their game against Inverness tomorrow.

Neil Lennon could have up to 10 players out, with Celtic's beleaguered backline the worst affected area.

Daniel Majstorovic is the only senior first-team central defender available for the game in the Highlands, although Victor Wanyama could be drafted back to partner him.

Thomas Rogne remains a doubt with a hamstring strain even though he trained this morning. Cha also has a tight hamstring after international duty with South Korea and is out, Ki Sung-Yueng is touch and go and Glenn Loovens remains sidelined as is Charlie Mulgrew.

Mark Wilson and Kelvin Wilson are still out and Lennon has admitted his selection problems could make him think twice when it comes to signing players from far-flung nations, given the amount of

travelling and the demands that are placed upon them.

The injury problems to Ki and Cha have particularly rankled with Lennon since the player has spent time in hospital, while Cha played two full games for South Korea despite the fact he had complained about a tightness in his hamstring after the first.

"We are bound by Fifa regulations to let the players travel, even when they are unwell," explained Lennon.

"We had two doctors who checked out Ki and said that he had a virus before he travelled, but South Korea insisted that he travel for the games against the Emirates and Lebanon, even though he was clearly not fit for travel.

"He then spent a week in hospital, got out, was unwell and went back in again.

"He then flew home, but we feel that he was away for two weeks that would have been far better for him if he had been here."

"Cha complained after the first game of a sore hamstring and I wouldn't say that he was forced to play, but they taped him up and he played the full 90 minutes against Lebanon.

"It is very frustrating. We are trying to help these countries, but that is not reciprocrated."

Asked if that was something that would make him shy away from future signings from that part of the world, Lennon admitted: "It is certainly something to think about, the amount of travelling they have to do.

"There have been three or four international breaks already this season and there isn't one where we have had a full complement of players back fit."