Callum McGregor has been taken to hospital tonight to have the extent of his facial injury assessed.
The Celtic skipper was left grounded and dazed by a first half challenge during the Scottish Cup win over Alloa Athletic that ended his interest in the match. James McCarthy replaced McGregor who required a few minutes of treatment before making his way off the pitch.
VideoCelts understands that the 28-year-old left the stadium early with the Celtic medical team in order to get the extent of the injury assesses.
It could all be a case of severe bruising but that would be an optimistic reading of events with Ange Postecoglou admitting the seriousness of the injury.
? LISTEN: “He wasn’t in great shape… it’s not going to be short term”.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou gives an injury update on Callum McGregor after he was forced off during their 2-1 win over Alloa. pic.twitter.com/jfnTSW1Ued
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In the first half of the season McGregor, Tom Rogic and David Turnbull were the first pick midfielders, neither of them will be available for the next three matches.
Yosuke Ideguchi is also an injury concern for Wednesday’s match at Hearts after suffering an ankle injury in the 2-1 win over Alloa.
January 22, 2022 at 10:37 pm
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Dan Cowie says:
January 22, 2022 at 11:13 pm
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January 23, 2022 at 1:19 am
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January 23, 2022 at 9:36 am
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January 23, 2022 at 1:17 pm
Shambolic refereeing again tonight.
Don Robertson is a danger to our players.
When players a seriously injured he wanders over like a Slough in a trance, walks round the player a few times , scratches his chin, then invites the physio on.
From the assault on Tierney’s knee four years ago, every match is the same.
A despicable excuse for a referee.
They mostly all are in this country….
We still need a lot of work, we struggle to create clear chances, performance tonight showed that against a side well below the level we aspire to. Can’t put my finger on what we are missing, but we are certainly lacking something in our attacking play. The Alloa goalie had a quiet night which speaks volumes. Angeball still has a way to go, too much probing and not enough penetration. For me Jury still out on Maeda and GIakoumakis, but we struggle to get our strikers chances and get them into the game. Time will tell but far from convinced of the hype yet
Pathetic refereeing, but you won’t see us running to complain to the SPFL like the zombies do . That challenge on guchi was a shocker and the boy on Mcgregor wasn’t interested in the ball. The coloured boy was fouling from the off tonite and should have been red carded. It was him on Abada aswell and nothing done about it. Very poor.
These are the consequences the ” get in thur faces ” mantra espoused by dinosaurs like Barry Ferguson and supported by incompetents like Don Robertson.
As long as such people are involved in our game, Scotland will remain a backwater in world football, and rightly so.
Bammy Ferguson’s thugs did a real NUMBER on our bhoys.
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