Injury expert 'angry' at Giakoumakis update from Celtic
Celtic could not have done any more to prevent Giorgos Giakoumakis’ injury in the warm-up before the recent clash with Raith Rovers.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Giakoumakis felt his hamstring in in the build-up to the League Cup meeting, which the Hoops ultimately won 3-0.
That means the the 26-year-old, signed rom VVV-Venlo for £2.5million in the summer, is yet to make his debut for Ange Postecoglou’s side.
The manager has revealed that the Greek hitman “should be available” after the international break, as quoted by Glasgow Live on 27 September.
In the meantime, he joins the likes of Josip Juranovic, Callum McGregor, Kyogo Furhashi and Cristopher Jullien in the treatment room.
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Dinnery took the opportunity to voice his frustrations over misconceptions about player who injur themselves in the warm-up.
“To lose someone at the last moment throws a spanner into the works,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“It is massively frustrating because you’ve prepared your team, your setup, your tactics.
“But this always angers me, in a way. To understand the warm-up, you need to try and mimc the conditions of that game-day enviroment.
“If you’re not warming up with an intensity that means you’re ready to go when the referee blows that whistle, there’s no point.
“It needs to be explosvie and mimc the game. The warm-up is, in effect, part of the game.
“You may hit all your baseline metrics, you may even surpass them. But sometimes things like that happen that are out of your control.
“So yes, it’s hugely frustrating. But you just have to pick yourself and prepare again.”