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18th Jan, 2018 | 10:50am

Sky Sports pundit: Celtic took a huge risk in this transfer decision

Kris Commons has stated that he isn’t surprised that new Celtic signing Marvin Compper has suffered an injury.
The 32-year-old centre-half has picked up a calf injury in training and will be out for a month.
Sky Sports pundit Commons initially wasn’t convinced with the signing, expressing surprise that the Bhoys decided to sign a player who has had injury issues in the past.
Now these concerns have come true, Commons isn’t in the least bit surprised.
“I just thought it was a higher risk bringing in a 32-year-old defender who is not going to play in Europe this season and who has been injury prone,” Commons said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“When you sign players in the 32-33 year old bracket, there has to be a little worry about injuries or recurring injuries and, looking at his playing stats since 2012, he has barley racked up 100 appearances in nearly six years.
“Celtic are playing 60-70 games every single season. Compper is averaging about 20.”
The new signing from Leipzig is just the latest Celtic player to pick up an injury in a crisis that is starting to develop at the club.
Midfielder Tom Rogic is out until March, whilst Stuart Armstrong had a hernia operation in Germany on Monday and will be out of action for a few weeks.
Jonny Hayes has a broken leg and is out for the rest of the season, and whilst Patrick Roberts is only just recovering from an ankle injury Leigh Griffiths has picked up an ankle problem.
The injury problems have come at a bad time as the Hoops prepare to start the second-half of the domestic season with a home tie against Brechin as they begin the defence of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
In other Celtic news, Liam Henderson has joined Bari
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