Christopher Jullien has returned to France to continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury suffered at the end of 2020. In the 3-0 win over Dundee United, the French defender rushed towards the goal and slid in to make a goal saving clearance but was left grounded when his knee collided with the base of the post. The horror smash saw the central defender stretchered off.
The 27-year-old was ruled out for four months and then tested positive for COVID-19 with the team in Dubai. This result meant that 13 teammates were forced Now, according to the Sun, the player has travelled to FFF’s Clairefontaine medical centre in order to prepare himself for an anticipated return before the end of the season.
Celtic are short at the back with Stephen Welsh, Kris Ajer and Shane Duffy the only three fit central defenders. The club missed out on Ben Davies, Filip Benkovic and Mark McKenzie in the transfer window, so will likely be recruiting defenders in the close season ahead of a major rebuild at the club. Jullien has struggled for fitness this year with a back injury ruling him out for a couple of months.