Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong seems to be a player that is made of strong stuff. We know this as he has managed to recover from receiving a challenge that was one of the worst on a Celtic player for a long time.

The player suffered a knee injury after being caught with a ridiculous studs-up challenge by Motherwell’s Devante Cole. As a result, he was taken off in the last game before the international break.

The challenge upset some Celtic fans, with 67HH reporting that supporters were shocked when the player didn’t receive a red card for the tackle.

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Somehow avoided serious injury

It looked like Frimpong could have been out of action for a long time. However, that is not the case. As Neil Lennon disclosed on Celtic’s Twitter account on Friday, the player avoided injury in the challenge and is available to take on Hibernian at Easter Road.

That is a real bonus for the player, and for Celtic. It looked as if he could have been out of action for a long time when he suffered that injury. However, the good news is that is not the case.

 

On a broader point, the fact that Frimpong was able to recover from such a poor challenge bodes well for his future in football overall.

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Shook off what could have been a dreadful injury

That tackle could have done for many other players. Not the 19-year-old though. He has managed to shake it off. That could show that he is the kind of player that can overcome the setbacks. That is a great sign for having a long career in football.

Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong receiving treatment

Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong receiving treatment / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

If Frimpong can manage to recover as quickly from other bad challenges in the future, he could have a very long career in football.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that Neil Lennon will select the player for Celtic’s game against Hibernian. He might decide to put the player on the bench, and start Hatem Elhamed for example. However, the fact that Frimpong is even available to play at all is a bonus.

In other news, David Turnbull should be given more of a first-team opportunity.

 

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