National boss Gordon Strachan gained the hammer blow when medics published the Celtic duo would no longer be have compatibility for subsequent week’s must-win video games in opposition to Slovakia and Slovenia.
Armstrong pulled a calf muscle within the warm-up prior to the Champions League conflict with Anderlecht, whilst Brown got here off all the way through Wednesday’s Three-Zero win with a broken hamstring.
Both are most probably to be absent for a minimum of 3 weeks and are contact and opt for Celtic’s subsequent European day out in opposition to Bayern Munich in Germany on October 18.
Hoops supervisor Rodgers stated: “I’m upset for them on each fronts.
“It’s so unfortunate for us and their availability for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Hibs, but additionally for Scotland, which is a large loss.”
Strachan was once final night time thinking about his midfield choices and attainable replacements, with sure starters Brown and Armstrong no longer to be had.
Seasoned execs Darren Fletcher and James McArthur may just fit in as replacements however they lack the power and dynamism which the Parkhead pair have introduced to fresh video games.
Rodgers admitted each his avid gamers are gutted to be lacking two large video games for his or her nation.
He added: “When I discuss with the avid gamers, the entire Scottish boys need to move with Scotland.
“I’ve had studies in my managerial occupation the place avid gamers don’t need to move with their nations. But the entire boys need to move with Scotland.
“They benefit from the setting they’re in with Gordon, Mark McGhee and the workforce, and secondly they’re very patriotic.”
The galling issue for each membership and nation is that the injuries seemed so risk free in Brussels.
Rodgers defined: “Stuart simply felt it within the warm-up. During the sport he attempted to move out and heat up (instead) however it was once too stiff.
“Broony’s harm is a recurrence of 1 he had possibly 18 months in the past on the best of his hamstring. It’s truly unlucky.”
Rodgers published he had deliberate contrasting schedules for Brown and Armstrong in a bid to stay them in top situation prior to they joined up with Strachan and his Scotland squad.
The Celtic boss added: “We have performed numerous video games and other people surprise why you are making adjustments, however you’re at all times attempting to arrange the provision of a participant.
“Someone like Broony is best in rhythm, so the extra video games he performs, the simpler he’s and his frame is used to it.
“Guys like Stu, you’re taking him out in opposition to Dundee and play him in opposition to Rangers, give him a breather for a part of the sport in opposition to Anderlecht – that was once the plan – figuring out he may just then play on the weekend and were in a position for the 2 Scotland video games.”