Former Hibs player Tam McManus has stated Scott Brown has an injury.

The Scottish football pundit told Off The Ball at the weekend that Brown is “carrying a knock”.

McManus also revealed that the Hoops captain is getting treatment for it.

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Neil Lennon believes his skipper is fit, but only mentioned one injection “a few weeks back.”

Tam McManus on Celtic captain Scott Brown

The ex-Hibee starlet appeared on Saturday afternoon’s Off the Ball talking about his old teammate.

Has Scott Brown been playing with an injury for Celtic? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Presenter Tam Cowan joked about Brown’s less than stellar performance against FC Copenhagen.

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McManus jumped to his friend’s defence stating that he isn’t 100% fit.

He said: “He’s actually carrying a knock and he is taking injections…he’s struggling with an injury just now.”

Brown later went on to play the full 90 minutes against St Mirren at the weekend.

The Hoops won 5-0 and there appeared to be no sign of a problem with the Hoops number eight.

Are Celtic making Broony play through the pain? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But fans will remember Brown having to come off against Copenhagen in the away leg due to injury.

However, McManus’ comments do pose a few questions, if Brown is continuing to take injections for his injuries.

Is the Hoops captain going to call it quits in the summer if he continues to pick up these niggling injuries?

WilL Scott Brown cope with the physical aspect of the Glasgow Derby? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Will his performance against Rangers on Sunday be effected when it comes to the dirty side of the game in fear of making his injury worse?

Only Brown will know how he feels going into these games towards the end of his career.

The captain said himself he only has until the end of next season before he calls it quits. [BBC]

But, if these niggling injuries continue, Brown might think to hang the boots up to get proper treatment and healing time on his ailments.

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