Celtic manager Neil Lennon is concerned that Hoops defender Dedryck Boyata may be out for the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury against Rangers on Sunday, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Belgian international limped off in the second half of the 2-1 win, his injury reducing the team to ten men after Lennon had used all of his substitutes.
The worry now is that he will be unavailable for important upcoming matches in the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup, with a semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden on the horizon.
Asked by The Scottish Sun if we may have seen the last of Boyata this season, Lennon said of the situation: “Possibly. He felt it rip. He played on having felt a twinge and then he felt a rip five minutes later. Again, we’ll have to wait and see, but it’s a blow because he’s been absolutely brilliant.”
That means he may even have played his last game for the club considering his contract expires at the end of the season and he’s shown no sign of renewing.
Going out injured won’t be the way he’d want to finish his Celtic career and losing his presence for upcoming games is a big blow to the team ahead of the treble charge.
Thankfully Filip Benkovic is returning to full fitness and he should be able to slot in beside Kristoffer Ajer.
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