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JEREMIE FRIMPONG is expected to be fit to face Hibs at Easter Road a week on Saturday.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon feared the Dutch right-back may be sidelined with knee ligament damage, as CQN reported on Monday, after being the victim of a vicious high challenge from Devante Cole in the 4-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday.

Frimpong limped on for 17 minutes after the assault – for which the culprit was merely yellow-carded by lenient referee Andrew Dallas – before being forced to come off with Hatem Abd Elhamed taking his place.

There were genuine concerns the 19-year-old could be out for a lengthy spell such was the ferocity of the wayward challenge.

However, the former Manchester City prospect has made a remarkable recovery and a scan has revealed severe bruising without any additional worries, according to the Scottish Sun.

Frimpong has been crucial to the team’s set-up in recent weeks, especially with James Forrest ruled out for the remainder of the year and unlikely to return until January at the earliest.

 
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