Celtic defender Greg Taylor has been sent to an injury specialist, after a re-occurrence of his shoulder issues came to light during the Hoops’ 3-0 win over Ross County last weekend [Daily Record].
The Lowdown: Taylor made a strong start to 2021/22
Making a strong start to the new era at Parkhead under Ange Postecoglou, the Scotland international has already featured in eleven games this campaign, registering two assists [Transfermarkt].
It now looks as if Celtic have moved to rectify the problem long-term.
Will Celtic be able to cope should Taylor miss some games?
The Latest: Taylor sent to injury specialist; doubt for Real Betis clash
Kyogo Furuhashi is out for about a month while Giorgos Giakoumakis is still not fit, and now even more injury concerns have emerged ahead of Thursday’s action.
Taylor has reportedly been sent to an injury specialist, all but ruling him out of playing in Celtic’s inaugural Europa League group stage clash away to Real Betis on Thursday [Daily Record].
Josip Juranovic may be moved over to left-back, in order to accommodate his prospective absence.
The Verdict: Taylor’s influence will be missed
In the interest of longevity, this news may come as a positive to the Celtic support, potentially solving the issue long-term and getting Taylor back to 100 per cent.
However, they will certainly miss him for the time being given his influence so far this term.
Coordinating positive passages of play from the left flank, the 23-year-old has managed to keep an average of two key passes per fixture so far in the Scottish Premiership this campaign [WhoScored].
He has also earned adulation over the years for the improvements he has made to his game, labelled as ‘very consistent’ by former manager Neil Lennon [The Scottish Sun].
Ange Postecoglou will hope that his injury is only a temporary one as he enters an important block of fixtures.
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