Celtic winger Mohammed Elyounoussi has been sent home by Norway after picking up a foot injury. There has, so far, been no indication about how serious the problem is.
The 25-year-old has been in superb form for the Hoops since his arrival on a season-long loan from Southampton, and fans on Twitter are frustrated about the news:
Lets hope its not too serious guys on fire the now
— Thomas Beggs (@ThomasBeggs7) November 15, 2019
@Dont_Talk_Dance ffs 🤦🏻♂️ hate internationals
— Buildo (@berryhoopter) November 15, 2019
— Lesley Clark (@paws78) November 15, 2019
— Shaun (@TheTweetofShaun) November 15, 2019
— KeefJackass (@ScotsIrishCelt) November 15, 2019
Some supporters have suggested it may be time to bring Scott Sinclair back in from the cold:
SOS for SS
— Alan McDonald (@Allymac35) November 15, 2019
Maybe time to actually play @Scotty_Sinclair
— Pearse Mclaughlin (@Pearse1996) November 15, 2019
— Aidan Tolan (@tolan_aidan) November 15, 2019
Time to give minutes to that unknown guy Sinclair, could be good
— Oihan (@oihantxabarri) November 15, 2019
It’s probably best not to jump to conclusions as to how long Elyounoussi will be out for. It could simply be a knock that could keep him out for a few days.
However, if the Norwegian is out for longer, manager Neil Lennon does have a few options to replace him. Mikey Johnston is the likeliest candidate, but the 20-year-old is struggling with his own fitness problems.
Could that lead Celtic to picking the out of favour Sinclair, or even Lewis Morgan? We shall have to wait and see.