Celtic handed problem after training ground injury

Celtic v Livingston - Scottish Cup
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Celtic just cannot seem to catch a break when it comes to injury problems. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Callum McGregor could both be out for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, their options on the flanks are questionable as well with Liel Abada leaving for Charlotte FC recently while Yang Hyun-jun is unavailable due to his red card against Hearts. Mikey Johnston and Marco Tilio left on loan in the winter window.

While his recent performances have not been brilliant, Celtic's most effective winger this season has been Luis Palma and by quite some distance. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 9 goals and provided 10 assists in 30 appearances for the club so far.

Unfortunately for Celtic, it looks like Palma could be unavailable at the weekend as well after missing the game against Livingston in midweek. The Honduran winger is missing a fitness issue of his own.

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Palma is the latest Celtic player dealing with a training ground injury. He picked up a knock in the build-up to the Livingston game. He is also a doubt for the weekend's league match against St Johnstone. Brendan Rodgers hopes he can recover for the weekend but could decide to take no chances and give him the international break to fully recover.

Celtic handed problem after training ground injury

In the absence of Yang and Palma, Nicolas Kuhn had found himself in the starting XI against Livingston. To be fair to him, he did pretty well.

But Kuhn himself appeared to pick up an issue towards the end of the game and was subbed off. It is not believed to be a serious issue but if he is unable to start at the weekend, Rodgers might have to rely on James Forrest.

The good news is that Daizen Maeda scored a hattrick in mid-week and his confidence should be at its peak. Also, it is possible that Rodgers could tweak his system slightly and start with both Kyogo and Adam Idah at the same time, to deal with the lack of options on the flanks.