Celtic could potentially lose star defender Filip Benkovic to injury prompting a mass reaction on Twitter.

Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the Croat had a knock but the BBC reports the injury is greater.

This is a massive blow ahead of a full blown title race and European tie against Valencia.

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Hoops must source immediate replacement

If the on-loan Leicester City stopper is out for the season, then Rodgers must source a defender.

Celtic fans are wanting Brendan Rodgers to buy a defender in this window. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The manager has avoided the backline like the plague this window much to the dismay of fans.

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The Hoops have a first-choice back line but understudies are not of the top quality.

Serious money will have to be spent in order to acquire a centre-back with the quality of Benkovic.

Furthermore, his defensive partner Dedryck Boyata is also out injured ahead of Wednesday’s St Johnstone fixture.

Defensive partner Dedryck Boyata is also out with an injury. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rodgers can no longer avoid the flack anymore.

Celtic fans react to losing Filip Benkovic on Twitter

The Hoops faithful have taken to social media to shout their dismay at losing their first-choice stopper.

 

Croat’s future will be clearer tomorrow

Fans will know the extent of Benkovic’s injury better before the St Johnstone game.

The pre-match interview will hopefully clear the air.

Brendan Rodgers will want to clear the air tomorrow in his press-conference tomorrow. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Rodgers played down his injury yesterday but this has grown to a season threatening one in 12 hours.

Fans will be reeling if the club isn’t looking for a defender even if Benkovic’s spell out isn’t as bad.

Celtic are in need for a centre-back and right-back and failure to get that will be scandalous.

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