Celtic defender Mikael Lustig is a major injury doubt for the upcoming Scottish Cup Final against Hearts at Hampden, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Swedish international limped off at half-time during today’s match at Ibrox and Lennon has confirmed it’s a re-occurrence of the hamstring problem that forced him off against Aberdeen last week.
There is good news elsewhere in the squad though with both James Forrest and Kieran Tierney expected to be fit for the potential treble winning occasion.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lennon said of the trio:
It’s the hamstring he [Lustig] pulled last week so we will have to wait and see what the damage is.
Jamesy had a calf strain. He had a scan on Tuesday, so he should be okay for the final.
Kieran is just a case of managing through. He wouldn’t have been fit to play today so we didn’t want to take any chances with that either.
The absence of Lustig would mean Lennon either making a tactical switch or turning to Jeremy Toljan or Anthony Ralston at right-back for the final, which obviously isn’t ideal.
Toljan continues to look well below the standard required while Ralston has played just four matches for us this season.
With the 32-year-old’s contract up at the end of the current campaign, there appears to be a decent chance Lustig has played his last game for the club.