Odsonne Edouard’s injury is the talk of the night after Celtic hammered Motherwell 3-0 at Celtic Park.
Goals from Anthony Ralston, Scott Sinclair, and Mikey Johnston sealed the deal tonight. It was a huge result that lifts Celtic back to the summit of the Premiership. The fans will now surely be demanding that the club stay there heading into the New Year.
There were plenty of positives to come out of tonight. Ralston’s Celtic career looks to be back on the up, whilst Johnston electrified with a stunning goal.
Yet, Edouard’s injury remains the main cause for concern ahead of three big matches between now and the Winter break.
The supporters, therefore, took to Twitter to voice their worry at what’s going to be an interesting case to watch over the next few days.
Edouard got injured because he's probably fkn shattered and running himself into the ground, clearly needed a break but can't cos we don't have another striker
— Jordan haswell (@HassyJordan) December 19, 2018
Obviously going to be a worry for Celtic if Edouard is injured but with the sounds of things recently, maybe trying a few different options out can’t hurt.
They’ll be signing in January, no doubt, but little guess as to who.
— NE98 (@NE98FT) December 19, 2018
more like it, but losing edouard with three games in the next 10 days is worrying.
— sherlockbrodes (@bobe_brodie) December 19, 2018
Edouard going off injured. Hope it’s nothing serious or we’ll have to get the winner of the next Paradise Windfall to play up front for us.
— Danielle Cairney (@Cairney87Dani) December 19, 2018
Good solid win. Job done in the first half. Injury to Edouard potentially a big problem though. At least Christie can play up there even if it isn’t ideal. With pittodrie and Ibrox on the horizon I’d take no chances with team selection against Dundee at the weekend.
— Stevie Jackson (@bobby__peru) December 19, 2018
If we thought Celtic had a serious lack of striker problem of recent, it's becoming a state of Emergency now with injury to Edouard. Worrying times. 🤔🙄🙄🙄🍀🍀
— Jazz! (@hoopsjaz08) December 19, 2018
If Edouard is out for Ibrox then it's a massive blow for Celtic, no matter what the OTT criticism (bordering on abuse) of Ossonne would otherwise indicate.
— Michael McDonald (@Mikey_Bhoy_1993) December 19, 2018
Edouard goes off injured pic.twitter.com/I8DBWRjnfN
— Celtic FC Fans & News 🍀 (@Celtic1888News) December 19, 2018
Great night for Celtic. A victory, clean sheet & back to the top of the league. The striking dept a real worry with Edouard going off though.
— Bon Scott (@BonScott_1) December 19, 2018
An incredible situation for Celtic
How Celtic have managed to find themselves in a situation with potentially no strikers is incredible. The finger-pointing will see the likes of Brendan Rodgers and Lee Congerton in the spotlight, but it doesn’t really matter.
Edouard produced a decent display against Motherwell before he went off before the break. Trying to now come up with a solution to the striking crises is what must be focused on.
There is, of course, Jack Aitchison waiting in the wings at youth level. Rodgers, however, has been in this situation before with no forwards available and still chose to leave the youngster in the reserves.
If Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic are available for Saturday, then he may play the former as a false-nine. This is something Christie had to get used to when he first broke into the Celtic side. That’s another alternative for Rodgers.
Scott Sinclair and James Forrest have also played there in the past, but it doesn’t affect their game well at all.
It could just be a precautionary injury to Edouard. He did look like he was holding his groin, but Rodgers has stated it will be assessed over the next 24 hours.
That means fans will be forced to sweat a little longer waiting on the news. Here’s hoping, however, that it’s positive news.