Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers could be to blame for the club’s injury crisis.

This season has seen many important injuries which has hurt the squad’s transition.

Yet, fans and management alike are still scratching their heads as to why.

Rodgers’ training too much for players

Thoughts immediately turn to the Celtic training centre for the cause of injuries.

The state of the art Lennoxtown facility has been criticised in the past for injuries.

During Ronny Deila’s tenure this was often thrown around but the Norwegian changed a lot at training including diet much to the dismay of players.

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila’s training methods weren’t popular among players. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Celtic are training at a high English Premier League standard to maintain the standards fans expect at the club.

Some players coming in from smaller clubs aren’t familiar to the scale and targets of Celtic.

Former young players such as Paul Slane have said that it was full on during his time under Neil Lennon and all youths felt this.

Rodgers has come from an EPL environment and it would be expected he’d carry this on into Celtic.

Perhaps the schedule may need to change in future to prevent workload and injuries.

Rodgers may need to calm down with training intensity after big games.

Run of games taking its toll?

One strong argument that has resulted in the rack up of injuries in the games played so far.

Celtic have played 27 domestic games thus far and it’s been constant weekend weekday since the summer.

This is a domestic season’s worth for a majority of Scottish teams, therefore showing a massive workload for the champions.

Scott Brown is getting himself back into full fitness before international break is over. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Older players are picking up knocks such as Scott Brown, Craig Gordon and Emilio Izaguirre.

Only Gordon however has played in the majority of the 27 games.

Izaguirre was brought back to the club to help Kieran Tierney with the run of games which isn’t happening.

Emilio Izaguirre isn’t playing in place of Kieran Tierney. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whatever the reason is, the biggest affect is the team as a whole which hasn’t had a settled starting XI.

Consistency is key and having a familiar squad will help blend the team better.

Getting that right would see Celtic perform better and win more football matches.

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