8th October 2022; McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Scottish premier league football, St Johnstone versus Celtic: Celtic Manager Angelos Postecoglou flanked by the TV cameras

Callum McGregor won’t play for Celtic this side of the World Cup after sustaining a knee injury. The Celtic captain went down during the club’s Champions league tie against Leipzig and now faces some time on the sidelines.

When Ange Postecoglou spoke about the injury in his post-match press conference, the Australian appeared very downbeat about the prognosis.

After the St Johnstone game on Saturday, the Celtic manager seemed much more positive. Despite Callum being out for a considerable number of games over the next month or so, the Celtic captain will NOT need surgery.

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“Initial reports were probably that the break helps us a little bit but will miss three or four weeks. Which is a fair amount of football but, with the break, not so bad.”

“The good thing is that with the break he will be raring to go when the season resumes and that will be a massive bonus for us.”

[Glasgow Times]

It’s probably the best news we could have gotten considering the situation. There was a chance it could have been much longer. Luckily no surgery is needed and it’s a matter of rehabbing and making sure Callum is ready to go after the World Cup.

Right now, we need others to step up in our captain’s absence. Not just in his position, but we need leaders, in the huddle and on the field.

Fingers crossed we see some players come to the fore.

1 COMMENT

  1. While McGregor has been a big influence, the team will get by just fine without him.

    This is an opportunity for other players to step up, and we have more than a few capable of doing just that.

    With Ange balancing out the squads playing time, lots of players now have vital minutes of first team experience which is going to serve us well going forward.

    I’m not worried about whats just happened, I’m excited about what lies ahead

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