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Panic Over.. Brendan Rodgers Gives Celtic Fans Positive Injury News

Panic Over.. Brendan Rodgers Gives Celtic Fans Positive Injury News

Brendan Rodgers has played down the injury Emilio Izaguirre picked up late on in Celtic‘s win over Hibs tonight – and given fans good news on some other crocked players.

It was a comfortable evening for the Hoops as they beat the Hibees 3-2 to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Ryan Christie got the opening goal of the game for Rodgers’ men before Oliver Burke added a second.

And it looked like Celtic would see out the game without any issue – even managing to get Vakoun Issouf Bayo on for his debut.

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But the Ivory Coast striker – signed in January – had to sit back down after readying himself on the bench when Izaguirre went down injured after a tackle from Darnell Johnson.

Izaguirre was replaced and many feared a left back crisis with Kieran Tierney still not back from injury.

However, Rodgers has played that down and says Izaguirre has got away without a bad injury:

Rodgers also gave fans hope on James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard – two players injured in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone at the weekend.

Forrest picked up a hamstring injury and it seemed he’d miss a decent amount of time.

And Edouard’s ankle injury saw him stretchered out of the weekend’s game at McDiarmid Park.

But Rodgers insists both should be back soon:

With some big games on the horizon – including the Europa League clash with Valencia next week – that is all very positive news for Celtic fans.

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