A lot has been made of Celtic's transfer activity since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as manager. The majority of the signings have failed to make an impact and some of them have left on loan already. And that has had a direct impact on the team's shaky form throughout the campaign. It is not the only reason though. Injuries have played a major part as well.
Several key players for Celtic have spent multiple spells on the sidelines due to injuries this season. Unfortunately, the situation is not getting any better for the Hoops.
Cameron Carter-Vickers is already out injured. That has been the case quite a few times this season, worryingly. And now, another centre-back could join him on the never-ending injury list.
Stephen Welsh appeared to pick up an issue in the game against Hibernian and was substituted off soon after the hour mark. And as reported by 67 Hail Hail, Rodgers told Sky Sports about the situation:
"He felt tight in his hamstring.
“So, we will have to see that with the medical team tomorrow (Thursday)."
Rodgers confirms another Celtic injury worry
To be honest, Celtic need to take a closer look at their injury situation. Of course, they are part of the game. But this season, fresh problems seem to be cropping up almost every match that they play.
If Welsh does end up spending time on the sidelines, Celtic will not have a lot of options at the back. Liam Scales is pretty much an automatic starter at this point in time but who will partner him in the heart of defence?
Maik Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke are the two options available to Rodgers. Neither summer signing has had a fantastic time at Parkhead so far, but that could change with a good run of form. Just ask Scales.
It does feel like Nawrocki is ahead of Lagerbielke in the pecking order right now. But if he struggles, the Swedish international might get a run. Of course, it all depends on the injury status of Welsh.