Celtic have been handed a huge injury lift over attacking midfielder Tom Rogic this weekend…
Ange Postecoglou has allayed fears that the Australian international has suffered a significant blow after he was forced to substitute his fellow countryman in the first half on Saturday.
The Daily Express quotes Postecoglou as saying: “Tom’s a bit sore. Hopefully it’s not too bad and now he’s away with the national team. We will see how he is.
“He got a knock on his ankle and it isn’t great but we got the ice on him at half-time and we seem to think it isn’t too bad.”
This update will come as a major boost to Celtic and leave Parkhead buzzing as the supporters will be delighted to learn that he has not sustained an injury that will keep him out for an extended period of time.
Postecoglou’s quotes suggest that it was more of an impact blow instead of any serious damage to his ligaments, with Rogic seemingly escaping without any long-lasting effects.
Therefore, fans will be pleased because that would mean that he will not be out for a number of weeks or months and that the international break may be sufficient time for him to recover. With Celtic in with a chance of sealing the league title and the Scottish Cup in the next two months, Rogic being available will be a sizeable lift for the head coach.
His performance in the 33 minutes he managed against Ross County illustrated why his absence in the upcoming matches after the international break would have been a blow. As per SofaScore, he won four of his five individual ground duels, created two chances and completed 100% of his attempted passes.
He has been providing quality throughout the campaign as he has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.00 in the Premiership. Rogic has chipped in with five goals and six assists in 17 starts in the division, creating a whopping nine ‘big chances’ whilst making 1.7 key passes per game.
This, including his display on Saturday, shows that he has the ability to be a big player for Postecoglou and Celtic and that is why the fans will be buzzing. He has proven his class in the league and the supporters will surely want a player with his knack for scoring and setting up goals to be available for selection at the business end of the campaign.