Celtic boss provides positive Wednesday injury update on 4 first-team players

By David Walton

November 10, 2021

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has delivered an injury update on 4 key first-team players.

Tom Rogic, Carl Starfelt, Chris Jullien, and Greg Taylor have all been missing in recent times, with the latter pair having to undergo surgery to solve their knee and shoulder problems respectively.

And speaking at a press conference this afternoon, the Celtic boss said the following on the crocked quartet:

Celtic have gone through a successful period despite having all 4 injured in recent times. The Hoops are on a run of 6 wins in their last 7 matches between both the October and November international breaks respectively.

Even so, Postecoglou has had to go to the well constantly with many of the same players. Having all 4 back in the near future will be a big boost for squad depth.

Celtic head into the November internationals 4 points off the Premiership summit and well in contention for Europa League last-32 qualification.

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Positive injury news regarding all 4 Celtic players

This is positive news on all 4 players mentioned by Ange. It appears that both Starfelt and Rogic will more or less be back around the aftermath of the international break. That’s a massive boost.

Interesting that he won’t put a return date down for Jullien as of yet. It seemed as if he was another who would’ve been fit to return after the internationals. Especially considering he’s been back in full training for a couple of weeks now.

Taylor’s progress is another key boost. Even if there are question marks as to whether he should walk back into the side, you can’t argue his return will add yet more quality depth to the squad.

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So it’s all promising on the injury front as things stand. The biggest priority over the next week-and-a-half, of course, will be to ensure we don’t pick up any nasty surprises over the international break.

Celtic managed to get through the October break without any major injury concerns, and that played a key role in their dramatic upturn in form. We’ll be looking for similar before the winter break kicks in come January.

But regardless, this is promising stuff from Ange ahead of next weekend’s return to club action in the League Cup semi-final.

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