Former Celtic goalkeeper to undergo surgery as he plots comeback

Former Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is set to undergo minor surgery in order to remove the metal bolt from his leg allowing him to step up his return from injury. The Hearts skipper suffered a double leg break when playing for the Tynecastle side away against Dundee United, which ended his season.

According to The Sun, Gordon will undergo the op in order to make a return to playing before the end of the year. However, his return will come under a new manager after his old teammate Robbie Neilson was dismissed ahead of the Edinburgh Derby this weekend.

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. There is maybe an argument that his absence between the sticks could explain their rapid downturn in form.

Hopefully, Gordon can make a return to football and that an excellent career is concluded on his terms and not by an injury.

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