ANGE POSTECOGLOU will learn within the next 24 hours the full extent of the injury that saw Callum McGregor limp off in the first-half in Leipzig last night.
The Celtic skipper was injured after he took an initial heavy first touch as he moved onto a pass from Reo Hatate following a Matt O’Riley left-wing corner-kick.
McGregor then collided with Kevin Kampl, the ball broke clear to Dominik Szoboszial and TEN SECONDS later the Bundesliga side were a goal ahead on their way to a 3-1 win over the visitors in the Champions League Group F encounter at the Red Bull Arena.
McGregor toiled to remain on the pitch, but following lengthy treatment he eventually succumbed to the pain and was replaced by new Bhoy Oliver Abildgaard eight minutes before the interval.
Immediately after the setback that leaves the Hoops bottom of the section with one point from a possible nine, disappointed boss Ange Postecoglou, speaking to the media, admitted: “It doesn’t look good, but we’ll wait and see what the doctor has to say.
“The fact he felt he had to come off suggests it’s not something small. It came from our corner and we got a bit unlucky. Callum got injured in that moment and still had the courage to run back.”
McGregor, sent off in the 2-1 Premiership win over Motherwell at the weekend, was already due to miss Saturday’s trip to St Johnstone through suspension.
A long-term injury will obviously create a monumental problem for Postecoglou.