The news broke late on Tuesday evening that Cameron Carter-Vickers was in need of surgery to fix a knee injury that’s been plaguing him for quite some time. [Record Sport]
The club has been helping the defender manage the injury and they’re happy that it’s not being exacerbated. A source has told CeltsAreHere, CCV has been keen to keep going in a bid to help Celtic wrap up the title and a potential treble.
While the physios closely manage the American international, the plan has always been to play on until the end of April and that all important Scottish Cup semi-final before they decide what to do next.
CeltsAreHere has been told, unless something profoundly changes, the Celtic centre-back will play at Hampden against The Rangers.
At the end of the month, the club and the player will sit down and work out the best plan going forward. It will all come down to the recovery time from any knee injury. Pulling CCV out a month before the season finishes could see benefits on the back end of his recovery.
The sooner he goes under the knife, the sooner the defender begins his recovery. If the decision is made to get the operation before the season is out, the Hoops will have to rely heavily on their January signing Yuki Kobayashi.
It wouldn’t be the most stressful introduction to the side with the Hoops twelve points clear. However, there could be the chance to play in a final and certainly an opportunity to play at the heart of defence at Ibrox.
The bhoys have one more game before the split. Motherwell visit Celtic park on Saturday before the attention goes to the semi-final. There’s no word yet if CCV will get the nod against the Steelmen.
Kobayashi acquitted himself very well during the Kilmarnock game at the weekend.