Cameron Carter-Vickers looks set to spend three to four months out injured. The American Internationalist was the Man of the Match as Celtic beat Rangers to reach the Scottish Cup Final but following the game, Ange Postecoglou confirmed it would be his last of the season.
The defender has an underlying knee injury, which he has battled through in order to secure passage to the Scottish Cup Final as well as teeing up a Treble. Now, according to a source close to the player as reported by SBI Soccer in the States, Carter-Vickers is set for an extensive spell on the sidelines.
This is a blow to both the player and the team as it means that he will not be back until after pre-season but it means that Kobayashi can step in and show what he can offer.
Carter-Vickers has been immense since joining initially on loan from Tottenham Hotspur before making the move permanent. The Celtic Star were clamouring for the move to be made in the summer of 2021 and the player has performed admirably since pulling on the Hoops.
Sunday’s win over Rangers saw an impressive performance from CCV, who was already nursing this injury. Ange said that the player had told the manager and medical staff that he wanted to make this game, despite advice to get the injury tidied up sooner. It is testament to the player and he should enjoy a well-earned rest.