‘Pure Typical Ange’ ‘I Sort Of Think That’s Good News’ Fans React As Postecoglou Gives New Injury Update On Celtic Star

‘Pure Typical Ange’ ‘I Sort Of Think That’s Good News’ Fans React As Postecoglou Gives New Injury Update On Celtic Star

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has refused to give a timeline on when captain Callum McGregor could return from injury.

The 28-year-old is expected to be out for a lengthy period after being taken off just before half-time in the 2-1 win over Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Cup at the weekend. However, when asked for the prognosis, Postecoglou was pretty cryptic:

“I said yesterday he was feeling better but it doesn’t mean it is not a serious injury. It wasn’t just concussion, he obviously got a significant facial injury. We will give him the time he needs to recover and be guided by the medical professionals on that and by Callum himself. At the moment we are supporting him in his recovery and hopefully he gets back to the set-up here soon.”

Supporters on Twitter are hoping Postecoglou’s comments mean that McGregor won’t be out for as long as first feared:

A “significant facial injury” does suggest a broken cheekbone, although that hasn’t been confirmed by the club yet. The worst-case scenario at the moment is that he may require surgery, which could keep him out for a couple of months.

If the injury is less severe, though, he could be allowed to play with a protective mask, although even then he may need to spend some time on the treatment table.