According to a recent report from Video Celts, Moritz Jenz is now a doubt to play in Sunday’s clash after picking up a knock which forced him off the pitch in a recent training match.
The defender only joined Celtic last week as he signed a season-long loan deal from French club Lorient, a deal which has an option to buy included.
To highlight the defensive attributes that he’d be able to offer the Bhoys when fit, in 17 Ligue 1 appearances for Lorient last term, the German ended the campaign with 17 successful tackles, 173 pressures, 32 blocks, 33 interceptions and 60 clearances.
This shows just what the 23-year-old will be able to offer to the Scottish champions and why he will be a big miss for them against Aberdeen.
This injury blow will surely have Ange Postecoglou fuming given how the player has only just arrived at the club and only having a certain amount of time left to prepare for the season before it commences.
Bearing in mind how the Hoops have had Carl Starfelt out with an injury he picked up while on international duty earlier in the summer, it would surely be a worry for Postecoglou to have him and Jenz both unable to play at the weekend.
With Stephen Welsh also being mentioned with a Parkhead exit this summer, the Bhoys could be rather light at the back by the time Sunday arrives.
Taking all this into account, it seems that the Hoops could be relying on Cameron Carter-Vickers to help get their season off to a good start by keeping things tight at the back with whoever he ends up playing alongside on this occasion.
The best thing Celtic can do is hope that Jenz can recover in time for Sunday’s opening match of the season and avoid any other injury scares, or else his loan spell could end up going south and not working out for anybody involved in the deal.