Karpaty Lviv insist Maryan Shved, on loan from Celtic, is fit despite reports he had torn a thigh muscle.
The winger was signed by Celtic in January, but was immediately loaned back to Karpaty. The Ukraine international will join up with the Bhoys in the summer.
Karpaty tweeted that Shved was indeed fit despite reports to the contrary.
Marian Shved is training with Karpaty team’s main group preparing to the next league match scheduled for closest weekend. It is difficult to understand in which way he can do it suffering muscle rupture. We are passing our modest greetings to the tabloids from the Isles. pic.twitter.com/ULSmFGDLQu
— FC Karpaty Lviv (@FCKarpatyLviv) March 13, 2019
The Sun reported that Shved had suffered a thigh injury that could spell the end of his season.
However, Karpaty’s denial was strong, with the club even aiming a subtle dig at the Scottish tabloids.
The Ukrainian side are adamant that the soon-to-be Celt is fully fit and preparing for his next fixture.
The winger’s Celtic career hasn’t even started yet, but it looks like it will be one that could be shrouded in confusion.
Brendan Rodgers claimed Celtic did not need him when the club were finalising the deal to bring him here.
The Scotsman quoted Rodgers saying: “We have about a million wingers and don’t need another one.”
However Rodgers has since departed the club, and Shved will get his chance to impress a new boss next season.
The flying winger
Shved had made an impressive start to the season in the Ukraine.
He scored a hat-trick on his first appearance of the season.
Although he’s not here until the summer, the news that he is fully fit will be positive to Celtic fans.
They’ve seen their side decimated by injuries all year. It would just be their luck that even their players out on loan fall foul of their injury curse.