Celtic skipper Scott Brown suffered an injury during Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over St Mirren. The Hoops skipper was replaced in the second-half by the returning Olivier Ntcham.
Neil Lennon spoke to Celtic’s Twitter account after the game, and said that he is not yet sure of the severity of the injury.
“Didn’t want to take any chances”
“He tweaked his thigh. He came off straight away. We will assess him tomorrow, but we didn’t want to take any chances. We’ll see how he is overnight” the Hoops boss said.
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That was a sensible bit of management by Neil Lennon. He knows how important Brown is to the team, and won’t want to take any risks with the player.
With Celtic playing Hibs in the Betfred Cup semi-final on Saturday, Lennon won’t have wanted to take any risks with the player.
He will want Brown to be available for that game. Therefore, Brown did not need to be play any more minutes than was required against St Mirren. The game was all but won anyway.
Good news is that replacement is available
The good news for Celtic is that should Brown miss the game then Olivier Ntcham is now fit and can replace him. However, with so many big games on the horizon, the Hoops will hope that Brown is not out of the side for a lengthy period of time.
It would be a real blow for the team if he missed the game against Lazio next week, for example. Only time will tell about how serious Brown’s injury is. Hopefully the next update Neil Lennon provides is a positive one.