Celtic are set to take on Hearts in the Scottish Premiership League on Wednesday, but skipper Neil Lennon has some bad news about Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Mohamed Elyounoussi last played for Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final against Rangers over a week ago. The Norwegian winger, who is on loan from Southampton, has been out with an injured foot. After exiting during halftime against Rangers, his status has been in up in the air. Now, with Hearts up next there may be some bad news on the horizon.
While Hearts sits near the bottom of the table in the Scottish Premiership League, second to last to be exact, the Hoops will need to all that they have to come out with the win on Wednesday. The last club to underestimate, Rangers, ended up taking a draw against them last month.
Mohamed Elyounoussi has been an absolute revelation this season, and his importance to the club cannot be understated. However, he may not be available for the match against Hearts on Wednesday.
Speaking to Celtic TV in his pre-match press conference, Celtic skipper Neil Lennon gave an update on Mohamed Elyounoussi:
“He might be out for a little bit longer. It’s going to take a bit of time to settle that down (regarding the Norwegian’s injury).”
Next up in the depth chart would be Mikey Johnston. Obviously the veteran is no secret to Hoops fans, and he was the number one choice to play left-winger heading into the season before Mohamed Elyounoussi revealed himself to be the type of player he was.
While the injury to Mohamed Elyounoussi has proven to take more time to heal than originally thought, the depth of Celtic’s squad is once again on full display. When one man goes down, another steps up in his place.