Celtic FC faces huge injury blow prior to Hibs match

Celtic may be without one of their most key players for the upcoming Scottish League Cup fixture against Hibernian during a semi-finals clash.

Just this afternoon, Celtic boss Neil Lennon has revealed that the club may be without key player, and captain Scott Brown for the upcoming match against Hibernian. The captain took a knock and had to come out of the match on Wednesday against St. Mirren.

After the match, Scott Brown said he felt as if he would be available to play on Saturday in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup against Hibernian. Now, it appears that the original prognosis may have been a tad premature on the captain’s part.

According to Neil Lennon, Scott Brown did not look the part during Friday’s practice session, and his status remains in doubt for Saturday evening’s clash with Hibs.

Here is the quote from Neil Lennon himself regarding Scott Brown:

The injury comes at a time when Scott Brown has been playing nearly every match this season. At 34-years old, the question should be brought up on how to control his playing time. Injuries become much more commonplace the more you play, and the older you get.

Scott Brown’s importance to this club cannot be overstated, and any significant time missed due to injury could affect the club in adverse ways. If Neil Lennon wants to do what is best for the club, then he needs to sit Scott Brown during the semi-final match against Hibs. The extra rest and recovery time for the captain could pay huge dividends down the road and later on in the season.

Hibs poses no real threat to Celtic, and Scott Brown would likely not be needed against a club with the stature of Hibs. Either way, our score prediction for tomorrow is Hibs 0-4 Celtic.