It’s another cruel blow for the 19-year-old, who has been limited to just three appearances this Year
United States global Timothy Weah tore his hamstring again in actions for Lille on Sunday as he made his return from a six-month lay-off.
Former Paris-Saint Germain striker Weah suffered the same injury in August, just weeks after signing a last-minute bargain at Lille.
The 19-year-old – son of former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah – made just his third appearance for Lille as an 80th-minute substitute against Marseille in Ligue 1.
Although Weah played out the rest of the 2-1 defeat, he affirmed on Instagram on Monday he had suffered a setback.
Lille then explained the injury on Twitter as a perfect hamstring tear, with no time frame given for his return to the area.
“Throughout his return to first-team actions against Marseille on Sunday, Timothy Weah suffered a tear to his right hamstring,” the article read. “Our forwards will now start a process of rehabilitation. The whole team at LOSC wish Tim a speedy recovery.”
Weah composed on Instagram: “Felt amazing to be on the field with my team-mates following six months, and invite you to our amazing supporters who came out and cheered us on.
“But unfortunately for me, things did not go as planned and I have hurt myself again.
“Better days will come and I know that God is watching over me. Small setback for a significant comeback.”
Born in Brooklyn, Weah spent time at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy system and in the New York Red Bulls Academy before moving to PSG as a 14-year-old in 2014.
He signed a professional contract with the French champions three decades after, though he would make just six appearances for the senior side.
The striker spent the next half of last season on loan at Celtic, scoring four goals in 17 appearances to assist the Glasgow club keep the Scottish Premiership.
He joined Lille in June, with the Ligue 1 club paying a reported $10 million (#8m/$11m) for his or her services.
Weah also has eight caps for the U.S. national team, having made his debut in March 2018.