Neil Lennon gives update on James Forrest injury as Celtic boss puts timeframe on winger's return

James Forrest has a stress fracture of the ankle, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed.

Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 3:41 pm
James Forrest will remain sidelined for a further four to six weeks
James Forrest will remain sidelined for a further four to six weeks

The Scotland winger came off against Riga in the Europa League last month and has not played since.

The 29-year-old is expected to remain sidelined for up to six weeks.

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This rules him out of Celtic’s matches against Rangers, AC Milan, Aberdeen, and Lille and the Scottish Cup semi-final, also against Aberdeen.

Lennon said: "He has a minor stress fracture in the ankle.

"It is remarkable that he played with that for a few games as well, but obviously it got to the point where it was impossible.

"We first thought it didn't show up on scan, but he had a CT scan and it showed a slight stress fracture.

"It is going to take a week or two to settle down then obviously he has to rehab.

"But the prognosis of the time out will still be the same, roughly four to six weeks."

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