"It is a strange one"; Celtic boss on Greg Taylor injury

By John McGinley

February 22, 2021

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has provided a bit of detail on the injury sustained by Greg Taylor during last night’s defeat to Ross County in Dingwall.

Taylor was subbed off during the first half of the encounter, after going down in apparent pain and discomfort.

Lennon has now revealed it’s a muscle injury. The left-back may have made the issue worse by staying on longer than he should have.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, the Celtic boss said: “He felt his thigh in the first action of the game when he has passed it back to Kris Ajer.

“He was obviously able to run on with it, but obviously he has pulled up very quickly after that. Again it is a strange one.”

Injury is a blow for Greg Taylor and Celtic

Taylor has had his fair share of Celtic critics since joining from Kilmarnock, but decent form of late showed he was improving and perhaps turning a corner.

With seven assists, he’s been the second-most creative goal contributor in the Celtic squad this season.

There are question marks about his ability to be first-choice in the position long-term, but he’s a good squad option and always gives his all.

This latest injury is a blow, especially if it threatens to keep him out for a few weeks and disrupt his progress substantially.

Diego Laxalt in action for Celtic / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Diego Laxalt has been far from convincing since arriving on loan from AC Milan. I’d worry about the stability of the left flank with the Uruguayan picked going forward.

I guess we just need to wait and hope that the Taylor thigh injury is not serious.

In other news, Neil Lennon has been answering questions on his Celtic future.