Celtic left-back Jonny Hayes may have suffered a dislocated shoulder against Livingston on Saturday, according to manager Neil Lennon.
The 32-year-old was named in the starting line up at the weekend but had to go off injured five minutes into the second half of the 4-0 win. Asked about the injury after the game, Lennon confirmed that the player will have a scan, but he’s hopeful he won’t be out for a while:
“Hayes landed on his shoulder really awkwardly very early and it looks like he’s popped it a little bit. We’ll have to scan it and see what the diagnosis is, hopefully, he won’t be out for too long.”
A dislocated shoulder could mean Hayes is out for anywhere between six weeks and three months but it remains to be seen how serious the shoulder injury actually is.
Hayes has been deputising for Boli Bolingoli in the starting line up after the Belgian picked up a hamstring injury earlier this month. However, with Greg Taylor also available to come into the side, Lennon won’t be short of options when they face Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday.