Celtic defender Christopher Jullien has returned back to France to complete his rehab on the knee injury he sustained back in December.

As reported by Sun Sport, the Frenchman returned home and will continue to work on his recovery from there in a bid to get back to full fitness, checking in at the FFF’s Clairefontaine medical centre.

Jullien picked up his injury at the latter end of last year in the final game of 2020 against Dundee United, colliding with the post in a last-ditch attempt to stop an effort from Mark McNulty going in the back of the net.

This isn’t the first time the 27-year has been out for a spell this season, after spending several weeks on the sideline due to a back injury at the beginning of the season.

To add to that he also tested positive for Covid-19 on the clubs return from a training camp in Dubai at the beginning of January.

At this stage, it is looking very likely that we will have to wait until next season for the full return of Jullien. That leaves us with Kristoffer Ajer, Shane Duffy, Nir Bitton and recently stepping up to become more of a first-team regular – Stephen Welsh, who will look to fill Jullien’s void for the last few months of the season.


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