Report: On loan Celtic winger Marian Shved suffers hamstring injury

By David Walton

February 10, 2021

A report from popular European outlet Het Nieuwsblad has claimed that Celtic man Marian Shved has picked up a hamstring knock.

The report says that Shved will miss loan club Mechelen’s next two fixtures against Beerschot. They believe the Ukrainian youngster has unfortunately picked up a “small” hamstring tear.

However, it’s unclear as to how long he’ll be out for. Instead, all that’s known is that he won’t play any part in his club’s double-header over the course of the next five days.

Mechelen are due to face Beerschot tomorrow in the last-16 round of the Belgian Cup. They’ll then make the same trip to their Antwerp-based foes on Sunday on league business.

The injury comes at an untimely period for the youngster, who had been going through something of a renaissance with his loan club. After eight consecutive games without any minutes, Shved has been given game-time in each of their last 10 matches [Transfermarkt]. He also bagged a goal in against RWD Molenbeek in the previous round.

Celtic starlet Marian Shved needs to get right back on the horse

Shved simply has to dust himself down and get going again. This hamstring knock is just another test of his character in a season that’s been filled with them.

Remember, he looked down and out in Belgium as recently as December. Back then, Mechelen boss Wouter Vrancken said the following on the Celtic youngster as quoted by HLN:

“The players and staff do everything they can to include Shved in the story. But he puts himself above the group. He regularly arrives late and pretends not to be here. The staff and the players have talked to him several times. I spoke to him in private, I also addressed him in the group.

Starring in Belgium: Celtic man Marian Shved / (Photo by Perry van de Leuvert/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

“Then if you don’t even get a response… Well, it stops. If you want to be a loner, you can. But then go play billiards or something. Then you don’t belong in this team, where everyone goes through the fire for each other. He is introverted. And his arrogance makes it worse.”

Ever since that outburst, Shved has seemed to thrive with a new lease of life. He’s been a constant in Vrancken’s side, and clearly took the boot up the backside with the severity it needed to be taken with. All of a sudden, he’s a key part of the Mechelen starting XI and has gotten his career back on track.

Shved looked primed for a start tomorrow against Beerschot, especially considering he’d started the last seven Mechelen matches. Unfortunately, he’ll be on the sidelines once more. Hopefully, it’s only for the short-term as we await an update on the timeline of his latest knock.

In other news, we take a look at how another Celtic loanee got on during their full debut today.