No rush as Cameron Carter-Vickers pencilled in for Tynecastle return

Brendan Rodgers today confirmed that Cameron Carter Vickers won’t be available for selection until after the international break, despite the United States World Cup star being back in training with the Celtic first team squad at Lennoxtown.

That means the game at Tynecastle on Sunday 22 October – just three days after The Celtic Star’s extra special event at the Kerrydale Suite, looks the earliest game we will see our Big Strong Man back in the starting line-up.  And talking about having a Big Strong Man in the line-up how’s about this fella?

Save the Date – John Hartson celebrates scoring against Rangers. He’ll be at Celtic Park as a special guest of The Celtic Star at  the Kerrydale Suite on Thursday 19 October. In the words of James Forrest: ‘Fancy it?”  (Photo by Chris Lee/Getty Images)

Today’s update on CCV, delivered by Brendan Rodgers at his media conference is good news, and although we would like to see him back sooner, there is no need to rush him back as it’s so important to get his injury woes behind him so that he’s back in the side every time we play.

CCV of course missed the end of last season due to injury and just returned at the start of the season. He unfortunately got injured in only the second game of the season against Aberdeen at Pittodrie and has been absent ever since.

Cameron Carter-Vickers  celebrates after Kyogo scores during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between theRangers and Celtic on 2 January 02, 2023. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We naturally want to see him back in the side as he’s a quality player and easily the best centre back at the club. However we don’t want to rush him back and aggravate his injury so just have to trust the healing process, and besides Liam Scales and Gustav Lagerbielke have being doing fine in his absence with four consecutive clean sheets in the Scottish Premiership. And Nat Phillips is good to go too starting from Saturday’s visit to Motherwell.

CVV will be back as soon but for the time being he just needs to take it easy and return when he’s ready. It’s the sensible thing to do and Brendan Rodgers will be careful to make the correct call.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

Meanwhile Thursday 19 October is going to be a very special day for The Celtic Star at the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park, so please save the date…He’s got no hair but we don’t care!

 John Hartson of Celtic during the pre-season match between Fulham and Celtic at Craven Cottage on July 16, 2005  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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