Celtic went into the international break in the worst manner possible. The club had won all of their games in the league till that point but went on to suffer a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of St Mirren away in Paisley. And not just was the defeat disheartening but the manner of it as well, as the Hoops were completely outplayed on the day.
One can only hope that the result will act as a wake up call for the players that there is a long way to go in the Premiership race.
There seems to be some more bad news regarding that game though. It looks like an injury that David Turnbull suffered on the day has led him to having to pull out from Scotland international duty.
As reported by Glasgow Live, Turnbull will leave the Scotland camp. He will head back to Celtic with an ankle injury sustained in the loss against St Mirren. There was hope that the issue would clear up quickly, however, that hasn’t been the case. Steve Clarke said regarding the matter:
"“David Turnbull will pull out the squad, he picked up an ankle knock at the weekend we thought would clear up.“It’s not going to clear up in time for this so he’s better to go back to his club and get ready for their next game.”"
Celtic star forced to pull out from international duty due to injury suffered vs St Mirren
It looks like the injuries have already started to pile up for Celtic, with a number of key players already out injured.
Turnbull has not been a regular starter for the team ahead of the likes of Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley, but he remains a key part of the squad nonetheless, and one would be hoping that he is back in action as soon as possible.
The fact that there was hope that he could get fit enough for the international games does suggest that the injury is not very serious and hopefully, Turnbull will be able to recover fully over the break and feature in the upcoming games for Celtic without missing any.