Celtic youngster provides fantastic injury update less than 3 months after surgery

By David Walton

June 5, 2022

Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson has stated that it’s “all systems go” as he provided an update on his injury progress this summer.

Robertson was sent home from his loan spell at Crewe Alexandra back in March to undergo rehabilitation following an injury picked up on League One duty. His time with Crewe, meanwhile, was his third consecutive loan spell after time at both Gillingham and Doncaster Rovers last season.

Robertson is now looking ahead to the 2022/23 campaign as he enters the final year of his Celtic contract. But there’s certainly no let up in his fight to become a regular under Ange Postecoglou.

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And as he looks ahead to a crucial pre-season, the midfielder has delivered an update on his injury situation. As quoted by the Daily Record, Robertson said: “It was an issue with my cartilage that brought my season to a halt at Crewe. When they had a closer look I also required some tidying-up work.

“I had the operation back in March then I was down in London last week just to get a review and to make sure I could step up rehab work. All of the feedback I’ve had has been positive so it’s all about looking forward now.

“I had a couple of weeks off last month so I was able to get away with my pals and now I’ve completed the first full week and it’ll be all systems go from now until the start of pre-season so I’m in the best shape possible.”

Scott Robertson injury unlikely to follow him into Celtic pre-season

It’s brilliant news for the player that his injury doesn’t sound as though it’s going to carry into the new season. With all due respect to Scott’s situation, he couldn’t have afforded it to. Not with his contract in its final year.

Robertson needs a big pre-season as the truth is that it’s time for him to show his worth. Celtic fans were impressed when he made his debut against CFR Cluj back in 2019 with his tidy range of passing. But it would be ideal to see what he’s learned from his 3 loan spells in England.

Had his injury halted him from making an impact during our pre-season tour of Austria, you would’ve feared for his first-team chances this season. However, given he’s looking to be fit and firing for our return to training, it bodes well for him.

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Celtic have a fine talent on their hands in Robertson. However, he has plenty of proving to do. He may only be 20 years of age, but he’ll be targeting regular minutes as the season goes on.

The competition for places in that Celtic midfield is going to be as intense as it’s been at any stage of Ange Postecoglou’s tenure.

A huge few months await the Lennoxtown academy product. It’s time to see what he’s all about.

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