Celtic Invincible Craig Gordon is nearing a return to action as the Hearts goalkeeper steps up his return from injury. The 40-year-old suffered a horror leg break against Dundee United, which many assumed would be the end of his career.
However, the Scotland Internationalist has said previously that he was determined to return to action and earn a place in the Hearts team. Now, Gordon is back in action with the Tynecastle outfit as he closes in on a return to professional football.
Speaking to Hearts TV, Gordon said that he is nearing a return with the Edinburgh club.
“I’ve had the gloves on this week in training, I have managed to join in with a couple of aspects of it.
“I’m looking towards joining in with a full training session next week, which is pretty exciting, I haven’t done that in a while.
“So I’m looking forward to getting back out there with the boys.
“I have done a couple of little shooting sessions, it has been nice to make a few saves again.
“But to actually do the full session next week and see how I react to that, is pretty exciting.
“I can’t wait. It’s pretty good to be back in full training in under nine months. I just need to see how I react to that.
“Everybody has been great with me, the physios, sport science, nobody is putting any end dates on it as to when I can be back in contention.
“But certainly everything is looking good at the moment.”
Gordon made 242 appearances at Celtic, winning an incredible 14 major honours in his time in the Hoops. Gordon spent six years at Celtic but following the expiry of his deal in 2020, no agreement was reached leaving the Invincible keeper free to join any club.
Hearts swooped to sign their former £9m export, who played just six games for Celtic from the beginning of 2019 up until his departure in the summer of 2020. The leg break for the Jambos up at Tannadice was a sickener but Gordon has shown that he has resilience in abundance and will no doubt be back to see out his contract, due to expire in 2024.
Gordon will almost certainly have an eye on Scotland’s progress with regards to EURO 2024 in Germany. In order to reclaim the No.1 from Angus Gunn, Gordon will need to get back on the pitch with Hearts.