The news that Tom Rogic will miss up to six weeks with a knee injury shocked Celtic fans.
Brendan Rodgers made the announcement on the club’s official Twitter account.
🗣️ BR on Tom Rogic: "Unfortunately, he will be out for up to six weeks. He's seen a knee specialist in London but we'll be without him for a while."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 1, 2019
Ironically enough, Rogic’s absence might have solved what could have been a big dilemma for the Hoops boss.
Rodgers would have to have found a way to fit four players into three positions.
The team arguably played at its best this season with the midfield trio of Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor and Rogic.
A glaring absence from that team – Scott Brown.
The Hoops skipper who recently signed a two-year contract with the club, returned to the side whilst Rogic played in the Asian Cup for Australia.
Apart from a poor performance in the 1-0 loss to Rangers, the Hoops skipper has looked back to his best.
If Rogic and Brown were both fit and available, the Hoops boss would have had a big dilemma on his hands.
McGregor and Christie are playing too well to be dropped, so it would have been Rogic or Brown to miss out.
When Rogic returns, the Hoops boss could well have a very intriguing decision to make about the midfield.