Yesterday afternoon, Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side were hit with another injury blow as Swedish central-defender Carl Starfelt was forced off due to a hamstring issue.
The 26-year old summer signing has started to come onto form alongside American internationalist Cameron Carter-Vickers, with the duo striking up a partnership.
However, in the Hoops 0-0 draw against Livingston on Saturday, he was forced off the field in place of Kyogo Furuhashi after 58 minutes.
“We’ll assess how the boys are. It’s a really important game in the context of the group, and we’re looking forward to it,” he said, speaking to BBC Scotland.
“We’ll wait and see on Carl Starfelt. He felt something in his hamstring. He’ll get a scan tomorrow, and we’ll see.
“With Carl coming off today and Tommy the other day, it’s the nature of football when you play so many games in a short space of time. You’re going to get some injuries, and you’re going to need a big squad.”
With midfielder Tom Rogic also picking up a similar sort of injury, you would have to imagine the time frame of Starfelt’s return to action would be around the same (2-3 weeks).
Despite having more options available within his squad, this does come as another injury blow to the 56-year old, missing one of his regular starters from this campaign so far.
Hopefully, Starfelt has caught the injury at the perfect time, so he hasn’t made it any worse, and we can see the defender back in action as soon as possible.