JAMES FORREST underwent a scan for a hamstring problem after the player had to walk off the park in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone at the weekend.
The Celtic star got the opening goal bursting a gut to get in front of the St Johnstone defender and stretching to knock home Timothy Weah’s excellent cross. However, the goal came at a price because it looks like when the player has extended his leg for the goal his hamstring had tightened.
Chris Davies spoke on Monday of how the player was right to leave the field and not aggravate the injury any further even though it left Celtic down to 10 men for the remaining minutes of the game.
It looks likes Forrest’s decision has been justified; according to reports the player’s scan went well and if he responds well to treatment and light training he could very well make the Valencia game on Valentine’s day.
Before then Celtic have Hibernian in the league on Wednesday and a Scottish Cup game against St Johnstone with the winger set to sit out both games.