Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the latest injury blow for Celtic during his post-match presser after the Livingston game.
Defender Kristoffer Ajer has broken his eye socket and the player is likely to be sidelined for a while now.
Rodgers confirmed that the player will require surgery. The extent of the layoff has not been confirmed yet.
BR on Kris Ajer: “He’s broken his eye socket so it’s a really sore one and he’s in a lot of pain. He’s probably going to need surgery which is a shame for him.”
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 11, 2018
Celtic are already without the likes of Jozo Simunovic, Cristian Gamboa, Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths, Arzani and Kouassi due to injuries.
The highly talented young defender has not been a regular starter for the Hoops but he is an important squad player. Losing him will affect the depth in the defensive position for Celtic.
Filip Benkovic has been preferred to the Norwegian as the starter this season.
Celtic fans reacted to the news of the injury on Twitter and they wished the 20-year-old a speedy recovery.
Here are some of the reactions from earlier.
Wishing Ajer a speedy recovery ?
— celticghirl (@lisbonceltic67) November 11, 2018
Ouch ! Funny, the KoK did that against Livingston as well. All the best Kris. ? Speedy recovery.
— R4tser (@R4tser) November 11, 2018
Poor guy. Been through the mill recently.
— Paul Reid (@paulr07) November 12, 2018
Our players get no protection in scotland , guy never even knew where the ball was just stuck the head on Ajer! When are Celtic going to go after the SFA for answers?
— Chris Caldwell (@lt099822) November 11, 2018
Ouch….. Hope he makes a speedy recovery….. ??
— Neil ????????? (@mcfadzean_neil) November 11, 2018
Broken eye socket is bad I hope he gets the surgery asap as it can be a medical emergency in some cases
— Hugobossman (@Hugobossman4) November 11, 2018
Oh sore one ? Kris Ajer wishing you a quick full recovery ???
— Kelly Connor ?? ?? ?? (@kellyconnor85) November 11, 2018
Poor guy, that’s awful, hope you are on the mend soon ?
— Siobhean Gordon (@SiobheanG) November 11, 2018
Ouch, sore one ?. Speedy recovery Kris ????
— Gillian Cherry (@gillianc01) November 11, 2018