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Celtic Given Injury Scare Ahead Of Europe League Clash Against Leipzig

Celtic are waiting for results from scans about the seriousness of captain Scott Brown’s leg injury, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

The 33-year-old had to be substituted just 21 minutes into the 4-2 win over Hibernian at the weekend, and it appears he could be a doubt to face RB Leipzig in the Europa League on Thursday:

“We are still waiting. It was a problem just below his knee and at the top of his calf so we will just have to wait and see.”

“He had an injury that was sore and painful for him and even then he didn’t want to come off but you see he was struggling with his mobility. It was a real sore one for him but we will just have to see what the scan reveals.”

Brown has played the full 90 minutes in all but two of Celtic’s 20 games this campaign prior to the weekend, and his influence would be sorely missed in Germany if he is forced to miss out.

It will be interesting to see who Rodgers chooses to play alongside Olivier Ntcham in the heart of midfield in the club captain’s absence.

Eboue Kouassi came on for the final 20 minutes against Hibs but the Ivorian has hardly featured this season, with just one start to his name in the 1-0 defeat to Hearts.

It’s more likely that Callum McGregor would play a slightly deeper role in midfield to cover for Brown.