THE disappointing announcement that Jozo Simunovic will miss the rest of the year appeared to overshdaow more bad news for another Celtic defender.

The 25-year-old Croatian centre-half, who underwent surgery on a knee problem during the week, will be sidelined for about “three or four months”, according to manager Neil Lennon, as CQN reported.

However, versatile Calvin Miller has been ruled out for the ENTIRE season and his place at the champions could now be in jeopardy.

The 21-year-old utility player, who had loan spells at Dundee and Ayr United last season, underwent an operation after sustaining an injury in a recent academy side’s game against Hibs.

He is now recuperating in an Edinburgh hospital, but he could have kicked his last ball for the Hoops.

Miller’s contract is due to expire in June next year when he will become a free agent.

He was linked with Kilmarnock before Scotland international Greg Taylor’s £2.25million deadline day move to Parkhead.

Former boss Brendan Rodgers handed Miller his Celtic debut against Partick Thistle in 2016.

The Glaswegian has yet to feature for Neil Lennon and his future at the club must be in doubt unless they offer a contract extension while he is sidelined.

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