Celtic full back Mikael Lustig has told the media that he doesn’t expect to make a return this season after a series of setbacks in his quest to be fit.
The player has missed a large part of this season already due to a hip operation and is now struggling with an ankle injury.
The player spoke candidly about his progress and that he is now setting his sights on being fit for pre-season in the summer.
“I have to put this season to one side,’ Lustig said. ‘I have been out for six weeks now and the foot is still swollen. I have a stretched ligament on the inside of my foot and bruised the bone on the outside.”
“It may take three months before I’m good again.
‘But I have to look on the positive side because I don’t require an operation.
‘We will see how long it takes, but it’s looks like the season is over.’
Lustig has struggled with injuries since coming to Celtic and has only started 36 games since he joined back in 2012.
He’s no doubt a great asset to Celtic when fit, we hope to see Mikael back in pre-season raring to go.
It’s now more important that Celtic manage to get Adam Matthews back to full fitness.