Celtic handed injury worry in game against Hibernian

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It is one thing or the other for Celtic at the moment. The Hoops did put in a very good performance, something that has been a rarity this season, and got themselves a comfortable win over Hibernian. But it was not all sunshine and butterflies for Brendan Rodgers' side as they were handed another injury worry.

Celtic have been dealing with injury problems throughout the season. Even right now, they have three key players out on the sidelines in Daizen Maeda, Liel Abada and Reo Hatate, all of whom are regular starters for the Hoops when fit.

Celtic fans would be hoping that Cameron Carter-Vickers does not join that list. He looked very good in the first half and even got himself an assist.

But Carter-Vickers was replaced at the break with Nat Phillips coming on in his place. Naturally, Celtic fans have been left worried about the American's situation. He has dealt with a few problems since the second half of last season and even underwent surgery not too long ago.

Celtic handed injury worry in game against Hibernian

When fully fit, Carter-Vickers is the best defender that Celtic have. So, the club will surely want him to remain fit and be available for the important run of games coming up.

One can only hope that the change was precautionary and Carter-Vickers has not suffered a serious issue. The centre-back is a vital part of this team, especially since they have not been at the top of their game lately.

If Carter-Vickers does have to spend some time out on the sidelines, Celtic won't have any lack of centre-backs to take his place in the starting XI. Phillips, Maik Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke are all potential candidates. But it would be a tough task to fill the void of the American international.