Celtic’s luck with injuries has been terrible this season. After signing five players in the January transfer window, the club would have been hoping to get some relief from their fitness problems but it looks like that is not going to be the case and Ange Postecoglou has been handed another massive headache. Callum McGregor was forced off the pitch against Alloa Athletic in their Scottish Cup tie and it looks like he will remain on the sidelines for a while.
McGregor had appeared to suffer a head injury but since then, it has emerged that it was a facial injury.
And now, it looks like the Celtic captain may be out of action for the foreseeable future. As reported by the Daily Mail (via Glasgow Times), McGregor will undergo an operation for a fractured cheekbone this week.
As a result, things are not looking good for Celtic, who are heading towards one of the most important phases of their season.
Celtic facing huge problems ahead of some big games
Celtic are probably heading into the most important part of the season. They have a massive game coming up against an in-form Hearts side, who sit at third currently.
Then, on February 2, they are set to take on the Rangers at Parkhead, in a game that could end up having huge implications on the Premiership title race.
And McGregor is not the only player that they could end up missing on Glasgow Derby day either. Key players like Kyogo and David Turnbull are currently on the sidelines with injury problems as well, while Daizen Maeda and Tom Rogic will be away on international duty at that point of time.
Thus, it is safe to say that Celtic have a mountain to climb if they are to get all three points against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side when they meet at Parkhead.
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