Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Oliver Burke suffered an ankle injury during the 5-0 Scottish Cup win over St Johnstone.
The on loan West Brom man was in blistering form creating the first and fourth goals before he was replaced by Timo Weah in the 67th minute.
Shortly beforehand Burke had been fouled by Saints defender Jason Kerr although referee Nick Walsh decided not to award a free kick.
Speaking to Premier Sport after the match Rodgers said: “He just took a knock on his ankle, he is a boy that is improving all the time. When you see his speed he as to be one of the fastest players in Europe playing football.”
?????BR: “Ollie Burke took a knock to his ankle, but we’re hoping he’ll be okay. He was absolutely fantastic today. Ntcham had a tightness in his hamstring, which he felt before the game. Jozo was feeling ill at half-time, but Kris comes in and does a great job.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 10, 2019
Celtic will have to assess Burke’s injury over the next 24 hours to decide whether he is fit enough to face Valencia on Thursday night.
Although he didn’t score today his pace was largely responsible for creating two goals today with the St Johnstone defence powerless to stop him.
James Forrest made a scoring return from injury with a hat-trick from Scott Sinclair and a spectacular 30 yard effort from Scott Brown booking Celtic’s place in tomorrow’s quarter final draw.