Celtic have been hit with yet another injury blow as defender Kristoffer Ajer is set to have surgery on a fractured eye socket, as per a report from Alison McConnell of The Herald.
The 20-year-old defender suffered the injury during Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Livingston after an accidental clash of heads with Livingston captain Craig Halkett.
Speaking after the game, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Ajer will be out for a few weeks:
He’s struggling – he’s broken his eye socket and he’s in a lot of pain at the moment. He will need surgery which is a shame for him. He’s in a bit of pain. He’s in real agony around the area of his cheekbone. The medics will look after him and hopefully, he can get that repaired as soon as possible. He’s a fantastic young player who’s a model professional. He does absolutely everything he can to be ready. It was a case of coming in today and it was just a really unfortunate incident. There was nothing in it. It was just during that wee bit we had in their box. He’s just headered down into their guy’s head. There was no fault on the part of the other player. It was just unfortunate.
Celtic have suffered horrendous injury luck this season and now it looks like they’ll be without yet another defender for a significant period of time.