Celtic defender Carl Starfelt has spoken out after being stretchered off on international duty with Sweden.
Off the back of an impressive campaign with Ange Postecoglou’s side, the 27-year old was last night rewarded with his first competitive start for his nation against Iceland.
However, the defender’s night was cut short just before half-time after picking up a suspected hamstring injury.
This isn’t the first hamstring injury which Starfelt has sustained since joining the Bhoys, after missing several weeks for Ange Postecoglou’s side earlier in the season.
Speaking in an interview with Swedish outlet Expressen, the Celtic central defender has stated that the outcome ‘doesn’t look bright’ in terms of featuring for his country during this current international window.
However, the defender will await the outcome in the next few days once he receives a scan on the injury.
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He said: “It’s obviously not fun, especially when you get the chance to play and then it’s clear you want to take it. But sometimes it’s like that in football; I’ll see now what kind of injury it is, then I have to take it.
“We’ll see; it doesn’t look very bright. If you’re lucky, X-rays may not show anything, and I can recover in a few days, but right now, I don’t see it as very likely.”
Very unfortunate timing for Carl Starfelt.
Currently, the Swedish national team seem to be experiencing a number of injury issues, and Starfelt will now be added to that list after coming off last night.
The timing couldn’t have been much worse for the defender, who would have been looking to stake a claim for his national team in the back four.
You would imagine the 27-year old is extremely frustrated, having come off such a brilliant season with Celtic, playing a pivotal role in the league and cup double.
Now, it is about the waiting game for Starfelt, and hopefully, we will hear more about his injury within the next few days.
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