Ange reveals Josip Juranovic hospital trip but he'll be ready for Celtic vs Livingston

By John McGinley

October 29, 2021

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has revealed Josip Juranovic required a hospital trip to check out a potential eye injury from the fixture away to Hibernian.

Juranovic was caught by a stray hand during the encounter and was down on the turf for quite a while in the aftermath, despite the jeers of the home support who assumed he was time-wasting.

However, the problem was legitimate and Postecoglou gave an update on his status in today’s press conference.

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He said [YouTube]: “Josip Juranovic ended up going to the hospital. It was a pretty significant injury to his eye.

“Thankfully for him, it’s not serious. He’s rebounded really well and he’s had it looked at. He’ll be available for the game tomorrow [vs Livingston].”

The Celtic manager would go on to confirm that everyone else came through the game against Hibs unscathed, apart from Tom Rogic who is now out for two to three weeks with a hamstring problem.

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Juranovic has been Postecoglou’s go-to choice at left-back when fit and available so it’s pleasing he’s recovered for the match against Livi at Celtic Park. Boli Bolingoli and Adam Montgomery are also fit if required, so there are options.

Juranovic has been performing well in the role but we may not see the best of him until he is used on his natural right-flank. That’s where he’s played for the majority of his career. However, the form of Anthony Ralston is likely to ensure he stays in a left-back berth for now.

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