Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has revealed that the club are relieved that Moussa Dembele’s ankle injury isn’t bad as it could have been.
The Celtic forward was injured in a dangerous looking challenge by Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre during Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final, in an incident that referee Craig Thomson missed.
Ironically, Thomson later sent-off Kipre for an innocuous looking challenge on Scott Sinclair.
Dembele lasted 65 minutes in the game, and scored Celtic’s second goal before being replaced by Leigh Griffiths, who will take Dembele’s place as Celtic’s main striker.
Davies revealed Celtic’s anger over the challenge to the Evening Times.
He said: “The more you watch the tackle back, the worse it gets. It’s one of those ones.
“He’s had a bad twist to the ankle and the contact as well. It could have been much, much worse. Thankfully for him, it’s not. We’ll just have to see how he goes.”
It is not yet known if Dembele will be fit for Celtic’s final Champions League group stage match against Anderlecht at Celtic Park next Tuesday.
Celtic are back in action tonight against Motherwell at Fir Park, with the teams set to face each other for the third time in six days at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.
In other Celtic team news, Dedryck Boyata is well-aware that tonight’s game will be tough for the Hoops