Celtic would have been hoping for their injury problems to lighten up after having signed five players – Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate, Yosuke Ideguchi, Johnny Kenny and Matt O’Riley – in the January transfer window. Unfortunately for the Hoops, it does not look like that will be the case and the club were handed a trio of fitness scares in their Scottish Cup game against Alloa Athletic.
Callum McGregor, Liel Abada and Yosuke Ideguchi were forced off the pitch as Celtic got a tough 2-1 win against the League One side currently managed by Barry Ferguson.
The situation is far from ideal to say the least and it looks like the injury status of the Celtic captain might be the most concerning coming out of the Scottish Cup tie.
“I think Liel Abada and Ideguchi should be okay. Callum is the one we’re most concerned about. We’ll just have to wait and see but it looks like it is significant.”
Also, as tweeted out by Andrew Maclean, the Celtic manager said about McGregor’s injury:
“He wasn’t in great shape. It’s not going to be short term”.
Celtic handed massive McGregor injury problem
Of course, the most important thing right now is for McGregor to recover and return to full fitness as soon as possible and we would like to wish the Celtic captain the best of luck.
On the other hand, it is safe to say that this is a tough situation for Celtic on the pitch. McGregor has been one of the club’s most important and consistent players for years now and they are definitely going to miss him.
These are the types of injuries that can derail a club’s momentum and with Kyogo and David Turnbull already out while Daizen Maeda and Tom Rogic will be heading out on international duty, the Hoops could potentially struggle with some tough games coming up.
Celtic will face Hearts away next in what is expected to be a very tough game for them. And the Glasgow Derby is not far away either.
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