Celtic fans hopeful of seeing new summer signing, Giorgos Giakoumakis, in action last night were initially left bemused then disappointed as Ange Postecoglou confirmed that the Greek striker picked up a calf injury in the warm up.
The former VVV-Venlo hitman will have a scan to determine the extent of the injury [Daily Record] with Postecoglou hoping it doesn't render the big Greek striker on the sidelines for long:
"He did his calf in the warm-up so I have just sent him off to do a scan now. He has picked up an injury unfortunately. So we’ll just wait and see. I haven’t spoken to him and I only found out about it at half-time when I was looking to make some changes."
The manger went on to add:
“He’ll be disappointed and frustrated because he’s really keen to get his career going."
Depending on the severity of the strain we could be looking at anything from three weeks for a Grade I injury to six months plus for a Grade III.
Centre forward is the latest injury-ravaged position at Celtic this season with fellow new signing, Kyogo Furuhashi, currently on the treatment table with a knee injury sustained on international duty with Japan.
Albian Ajeti, is the only recognised fit striker in the first team squad, although last night's Man of the Match, Jota, did play through the middle last night for the last 30 minutes.
We'll keep you updated with the the results of the scan as we hope to see last season's Eredivisie top scorer in action in a Celtic jersey sooner rather than later.