Jozo Simunovic’s season at Celtic has come to an abrupt end following a knee injury that required surgery.

The 21-year-old had a cracked bone in his knee requiring surgery on Wednesday March 23rd in London after his condition worsened.

However, the Croatian with now miss the rest of the season and will be forced to follow the team from the stands as they go in search of a second consecutive double.

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Simunovic last played in a Hoops jersey on January 23rd against St Johnstone before discovering the full extent of his injury, which he had been playing through for over a month.

He has made just 17 appearances for Celtic since signing on deadline day for a fee of around £3 million and scored once against Dundee United.

The Croatian Under-21 international will be hoping to return next season stronger and will have plenty of time to prepare for the 2016/17 season as Celtic will hope to go in search of Champions League football once again.

Celtic will have to make do without their big summer signing, and will now be thankful that they acquired Erik Sviatchenko in January.