Celtic boss Neil Lennon has disclosed that he is concerned about the latest injury suffered by Hoops winger Mikey Johnston, speaking to BT Sport.
The Hoops’ comfortable 3-0 win over St Johnstone on Wednesday night was slightly overshadowed by the fact that Johnston had to go off towards the end of the game with looked to be a knee problem.
Interestingly, the Hoops had to finish the game with 10 men, as all three substitutes had been made when Johnston picked up the injury.
“There’s a little wobble”
Speaking live on BT Sport 1 at 21:50, Lennon said “There’s a little wobble in the knee, it’s a concern. I’m hoping it’s not too bad, we could do without another injury, we’ve had plenty over the last few weeks”.
It would be a real blow to the player if he was forced out of action for any length of time.
Stop-start season due to injuries
Injuries have really blighted Johnston’s season so far. He was out of action for around three months after picking up an injury in September, and his season has been stop-start ever since.
As a result, he has made only 11 starts for the Hoops this season, in a total of 21 apperances.
The severity of Johnston’s injury will be intriguing, as if he is forced out of action for long, the Hoops may need to use the last day of the transfer window to find a replacement.
Hopefully for Johnston’s sake the injury isn’t too bad, as when he is on his game he can be an excellent player for Celtic.