Celtic fans must have feared the worst when Kristoffer Ajer went off with a shoulder injury during the Hoops’ 2-1 Betfred Cup win over Dunfermline.
It seemed like the centre-back was struggling when he was taken off. He left the pitch with his arm in a sling. However, Neil Lennon has moved to ease the fears of fans who were understandably concerned.
“We think he’s ok”
The Hoops boss told the club’s official Twitter account that the player ‘popped his shoulder, but we think he’s ok now’.
🗣 NL: “Ajer popped his shoulder, but we think he’s okay now. Mikey had cramp, but I was very impressed with him. Boli also cramped up but should be fine.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 17, 2019
That news will come as a huge relief to the Celtic support. If there was any chance of Ajer being out for a lengthy period it would be a huge blow for the team.
The in-form defender at the club
Ajer has become one of the most increasingly influential players in the team in the last six months. He is also the in-form centre-back at the club right now.
The Hoops medical staff will be working overtime to ensure that he is fit to take on AIK in the Europa League in Thursday night.
It promises to be a tough game for the Hoops. However, it will be a lot tougher is Ajer isn’t available. Neil Lennon’s comments will at least give the fans hope that Ajer can make the AIK clash. However, until his name is on the team sheet, Hoops fans will be concerned that he will miss the game.