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‘Mere bruising’ Celtic handed unexpected injury boost

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Jeremie Frimpong suffered ‘mere bruising’ after the brutal attack from Motherwell’s Devante Cole during Sunday’s 4-1 away win.

After the match Neil Lennon admitted that he was concerned about possible ligament damage for an attack that only brought a booking from referee Andrew Dallas.

With his eye on the ball Frimpong felt the full force of Cole’s studs on his left thigh with the only consolation being that his left leg wasn’t on the ground at the moment of impact.

Celtic’s defence has been devasted by injuries and illness this season but it looks like Frimpong will avoid a lengthy absence.

The Sun reports:

SunSport understands a scan revealed no worrying issues and instead the 19-year-old – who has made a massive impact since costing a bargain £300,000 in 2019 – has mere bruising. Frimpong’s expected to be available for Celtic’s return to action post international break against Hibs at Easter Road on November 21.

With James Forrest out injured the former Manchester City defender started all seven of Celtic’s matches between the October and November international breaks.

While most of his team-mates face three international matches over the next eight days Frimpong can have intensive treatment on his thigh.

It seems that no further action will be taken against Cole who will be available for Motherwell’s match away to St Johnstone a week on Saturday.

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