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16th Jan, 2018 | 9:06am

Celtic suffer fan favourite injury blow, jets out to Germany to undergo surgery - report

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong is set to be out of action for at least a month after having a hernia operation, according to a report.
The Scotsman are claiming that the 25-year-old fan favourite, who has been a mainstay of the Hoops midfield in the last few seasons, jetted out to Germany on Monday to undergo surgery.
The report also claims that the Hoops felt that it was better that Armstrong, who has been bothered by the hernia injury in recent weeks, was better off getting the operation now that later in the season.
The Bhoys are hopeful that the player can return in time for the Europa League last 32 match against Zenit on February the 15th.
Football Insider verdict
This injury comes at an unfortunate time for both the player and the team. Not only will Armstrong miss a lot of games in the next few weeks, but on the positive side as he will be ruled out until February there is no chance that he will be sold in the January transfer window. Even though he has struggled to recapture the form he showed last season, an on-form Armstrong is still a very valuable player and Brendan Rodgers will be upset that they player is set to miss some action. It will interesting to see if the Bhoys now go into the transfer market in January to sign a replacement, as they don’t really have another player of his type in the squad at the moment.
In other Celtic news, Erik Sviatchenko is set to return to Denmark
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