Celtic were handed a massive blow when Callum McGregor suffered a facial injury against Alloa Athletic in their recent Scottish Cup game. There were fears that the club captain have to undergo surgery and could potentially miss months of action. That has not been the case though and the midfielder has played the last couple of games with a protective mask on, and performed brilliantly considering the circumstances.
But still, the situation is far from ideal for both Celtic and McGregor. He is nowhere near 100 per cent at the moment and the club will be hoping for him to get back to that level as soon as possible.
The Hoops currently sit at the top of the Premiership table and they will need McGregor to be at his best if they are to hold on to that position moving forward.
“Yeah it’s getting there. The mask just gives me the protection that I need. It’s getting better every day, it’s getting stronger, so hopefully that continues to happen.
“The swelling is coming down every day as well, so I’m feeling back to my old self and it’s just about getting comfortable with the mask until I don’t really need it. Here’s hoping that will be pretty soon.”
McGregor returning to full fitness would be a huge boost for Celtic
Celtic has been one of the most consistent and important players for Celtic for a long time now, and thus, it is not hard to see why they would want him to be back to full fitness as soon as possible.
The fact that he continues to start with a protective mask on, despite the depth that Celtic have in the middle of the park, just shows how important McGregor is to this team, as a player as well as a leader.
The club have some big games coming up, with the next one being against Aberdeen away at the Pittodrie Stadium. While the hosts might be nowhere near their best right now and sit at 7th, on their day, they can get a result against any team in Scotland.