Celtic superstar and newcomer has been ruled out through the rest of the calendar year after struggling with a recurring injury.
Celtic have been on a tear of momentum these past few weeks, and havre just added Aberdeen to their list of opponents defeated after a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. With multiple injury boosts to the squad in recent days, there is one injury that could bite Celtic later this month.
The player in question is Mohamed Elyounoussi, who was acquired on loan from Southampton this past summer. Mohamed Elyounoussi has been dealing with a foot injury that has seen him miss time lately, despite trying to make a return just a few weeks ago and reaggravating the injury.
Mohamed Elyounoussi has been an absolute revelation for Celtic, as the left-winger has come in and in just 13 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions this season has scored seven goals and added another six assists.
But there is some bad news for the new Bhoy, as Celtic boss Neil Lennon described in his press conference prior to Saturday’s match against Aberdeen. Mohamed Elyounoussi is expected to miss the rest of the calendar year with his foot injury.
This is particularly bad news considering that the match with Rangers is just ahead on December 29th. Mohamed Elyounoussi’s added firepower could have been a difference maker in the outcome of the match.
With Mikey Johnston fit, he could start to see more playing time in Elyounoussi’s absence after not making the starting XI again against Aberdeen.
In other news, Greg Taylor is seen as a long-term solution to left-back despite not having many opportunities this season according to Neil Lennon in the same press conference. Johnny Hayes, who has been filling in at left-back, missed the match against Aberdeen while Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo returned to action at the position.