Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has revealed that Cameron Carter-Vickers has played his last match of the campaign.
It was rumoured in the build-up to the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers that the American international needed surgery on a knee problem and Postecoglou has now confirmed that the defender will go under the knife before returning for pre-season:
“That’s Cameron Carter-Vickers’ last game of the year. He’s been carrying an injury for I don’t know how long. We’ll put him out the pasture for a little bit now and get what he needs to get done.”
Carter-Vickers was many peoples’ man of the match at the weekend, and he will undoubtedly be missed in the final stages of the season, but you do feel it is the right for him to get the operation out of the way.
Celtic have all but sewn up the Scottish Premiership title, with one more win needed to finish top of the table. In terms of the Scottish Cup final at the start of June, you would hope that Yuki Kobayashi is up to the task of filling in when they take on Scottish Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.