Report: Celtic's Jack Hendry set to miss three months of action after knee surgery

By John McGinley

February 4, 2020

Celtic defender Jack Hendry is set to miss as much as three months of action after suffering a serious knee injury on loan at Melbourne City, The Daily Record report.

The paper say that he tore his medial collateral ligament.

As we discussed over the weekend, the injury came in the closing stages of just his second match for City after securing a January loan for the rest of the season.

At that stage, the extent of his injury was not known but the player has now undergone surgery and is recovering in hospital.

It’s said that Melbourne City hope he can return by the end of their season in May, though clearly his action this season will now be reduced to just a few appearances.

His big chance gone?

Hendry has sat on the sidelines at Celtic over the last year after falling out of favour in Brendan Rodgers’ team selections and then barely featuring under Neil Lennon.

His move to Australia was his big chance to show some consistency and either win a permanent move there or at another team.

Celtic defender Jack Hendry / (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Clearly that target has suffered a major setback and his future is now in doubt.

With his contract not expiring at Celtic until 2022, he has plenty of time to figure out what path he wants his career to take.

Still, it’s a cruel blow at a critical time for the player’s ambitions moving forward.

Hopefully, his rehabilitation goes well and he’s back in action quickly.

Hendry may not quite have been Celtic class but he has every chance of finding the right club for him and a permanent stay on the other side of the world would be life-changing.