Celtic’s stalwart defender, Cameron Carter-Vickers, is in contention to play this weekend, overcoming a hamstring worry from the Hibs match.

However, Brendan Rodgers, stated the decision rests on a medical scan’s results, also considering the artificial surface at Kilmarnock.

The Celtic fans were apprehensive when Carter-Vickers didn’t return for the second half against Hibs. Rodgers, however, allayed these fears post-match, saying it was a precautionary measure.

A lengthy absence is not anticipated, but the Hoops have proceeded with a scan as a safeguard.

On Carter-Vickers’ condition, Rodgers remarked, “We’ll assess Cam over the next couple of days. He didn’t pull his hamstring but we just had an MRI scan on that to make sure he’s OK. We’ll await the results of that.”

22nd October 2023; Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Hearts versus Celtic; Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic

Regarding his availability for the weekend, Rodgers responded succinctly, “Well, if the scan shows nothing, then clearly.”

Rodgers also admitted the impact of Kilmarnock’s astro pitch on his decision-making, stating, “You have to think clearly about the surface if there’s guys that have certain injuries, knees, ankles or whatever.

It is a consideration but I won’t overthink it either. It’s a tough game for us so we want to have the strongest squad available to try and win it,” emphasising the challenge ahead for The Hoops.


    • Totally agree, even if there wasn’t any issues with CCV?
      The problems last season occurred upon such surfaces, and same happened to rocki and Hatate, i believe this season already?
      These pitches have to be banned, especially if they prevent players from playing upon them, with the risks of longer term injuries being so high imo?


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