Celtic winger Mikey Johnston has to go down as perhaps the unluckiest player at the club this season. Injuries have ruined what could have been an excellent season for the player.
He missed around three months of the season with a groin injury, and has picked up a series of niggling injuries that have limited him to only 21 appearances this season.
Now Celtic boss Neil Lennon has disclosed that the injury Johnston picked up in the recent 3-0 win over St Johnstone will keep him out for action for a while.
“Maybe two or three months”
“Mikey Johnston is seeing a specialist but will be long-term, maybe two or three months” the Hoops boss said, as quoted by the Herald.
Johnston’s continued injury issues are a real blow for the player, especially when you consider how well he has played when he has been fit this season.
Before he picked up his original injury in September, Johnston was arguably one of Celtic’s best players this season.
Excellent in first derby of the season
He was excellent in the 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox in September, where his pass set up Odsonne Edouard for the opening goal of the game.
However, despite scoring six goals and having six assists, the season for Johnston is most likely to be remembered as one of frustration.
If he had been able to stay fit, it is not too far-fetched to suggest that he would be starting most weeks for the Hoops.
Unfortunately, that isn’t going to be the case this season.
Hopefully his injury clears up sooner than later, and he can play a part towards the end of the season, he could be a useful player to have in the title run-in.