Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has provided short update on the injury status of Hoops captain Callum McGregor. But the manager isn’t giving anything away regarding the midfielders return just yet.
The 28-year old Scotland internationalist sustained a nasty knock to the head in Celtic’s 4th round Scottish Cup victory over Alloa Athletic, which forced him off in the first half of the fixture.
Early reports have indicated that McGregor is expected to be out of action for a period of time whilst recovering from the knock. Ange also stated in the aftermath of the match that he wouldn’t expect it to be a short-term injury.
Speaking to Celtic TV for the first time since the match, Postecoglou gave a short update on how the midfielder is coming along, sounding a lot more positive than he was immediately after the game at the Indodrill Stadium.
However, he is still to confirm how long he is expected to be out of action.
“He (McGregor) is better today. He wasn’t in great shape straight after the game – there was obviously the injury, and he probably had a slight concussion as well. So, he wasn’t in a great shape.
“I exchanged messages with him yesterday, and he feels a bit better, which is great, and hopefully, his recovery doesn’t take too long.”
He continued: “Knowing the type of character that Callum is, for him to stay down and to be fair, he didn’t go all the way down. You could see he was trying to stay up because he is as brave as they come. So for him to come off, I knew it was something significant.”
In comparison to his comments to the media after the match, some fans might hold some hope that it won’t be as bad as first feared.
For now, though, after this interview, fans will still have more questions than answers as we await a full update on the injury progress of the talismanic midfielder.
🗣️ 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘂 gives us an injury update on our captain, Callum McGregor.
— Celtic TV (@CelticTV) January 24, 2022