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.
Hoops must source immediate replacement
If the on-loan Leicester City stopper is out for the season, then Rodgers must source a defender.
The manager has avoided the backline like the plague this window much to the dismay of fans.
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.
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.
Benkovic out for the season would sum up our luck with injuries.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) January 29, 2019
Benkovic out for season is a huge blow. Something not right with all the injuries we are getting the need for reinforcements is now clear as day PL. Splash the cash.
— Celtic bhoy (@Pedroshome67) January 29, 2019
Hopefully the injury to benkovic isn’t that bad, I’ve got a feeling boyata is still trying to force a move and we won’t sign replacements for any of them at this stage 🤦🏼♂️
— DBHOY (@bigvid84) January 29, 2019
Benkovic out for the season is just typical. Will be a huge miss for us the big man, top player
— D.G (@DavidGillespiex) January 29, 2019
That’s a fact. We did need to step up our performance and Burke isn’t suited to that role. With Benkovic out for the rest of the season and no return in sight for Edouard or Griffiths the next few days in the window are even more crucial. Are the Board that bothered?
— Briandamage (@Briandamge64) 29 January 2019
If Benkovic really is out for the rest of the season, I wonder if that scuppers Jack Hendry's proposed move to Sunderland. Or will they park searching for a RB and try to get someone on that special list of theirs!?
— Andrew Slaven (@andrewslaven7) January 29, 2019
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.
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.