Celtic’s Cameron Carter-Vickers was substituted during the match against Hibernian as a precautionary measure.

Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the decision was made due to Carter-Vickers feeling tightness in his hamstring.

Rodgers emphasised the importance of not risking further injury, especially with a suitable replacement available on the bench. [BBC Scotland]

“Just a precaution. He felt his hamstring a little tight. He wanted to continue but there’s no point in risking him when we’ve got a centre-half on the bench.”

Additionally, Greg Taylor, who also played despite feeling unwell, was substituted to protect his health.

“Greg Taylor did well to make the game as well he felt a bit of flu today so when we could take him off we did that to protect him.“

Hopefully Carter-Vickers’ issue doesn’t turn out to be anything serious, already missing a chunk of this season. He’s a key player for the Hoops, and with a busy spell ahead and a Glasgow Derby in a few weeks, having him fit is massive for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Credit must go to Greg Taylor, who, even with the flu, put in a decent performance on a cold night under the lights. His replacement, Ralston, struggled to make an imprint on the game, showing his weakness with his left foot.


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