However, a return could be around the corner for the towering centre-back, who posted a promising update on social media on Thursday evening – which went down a treat with several Hoops fans.
Jullien revealed that the ‘first part of the rehab is done’ alongside a video of the Frenchman doing various exercises in his Celtic training gear.
1st part of the rehab is done, thanks Aimery, we've put a hell of a work 💪🏽
It's never easy to recover from this kind of injury, next step is getting back to 100%🍀
Grateful for all your messages 💚
Can't wait to be on the pitch again with my teammates 👊🏽#HoopsUpsideYourHead pic.twitter.com/tNElPoivYw
— Chris Jullien.. (@Chri6ViF) November 19, 2020
It didn’t take long for Jullien’s post to reach the Celtic faithful, and many were quick to reply. Some were excited about the update, while others shared their appreciation towards the defender’s hard work in his rehabilitation.
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Appreciate the work and effort. You stay well and see you back when your good to go. Take care (@faithless0000)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Keep grinding big man can’t wait until you get back healthy (@yahmpy)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Some serious grafting. Get yourself back and sort that defence! (@Harryo1967)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Good too see big man. Do your talking on the pitch and deliver the 10 (@LG67__)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Great Stuff Chris. We’ve missed you badly (@BabyBoo4444444)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Great to see u getting strong again,it will b great to see u back in the team hh (@TriciaMcleod19)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Cant wait to see you back in the 11 big man. Badly missed you! (@garydg7)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF My hero (@ShaunDonnelly91)
Twitter: @Chri6ViF Yaaasss!! (@DanielL03680036)
Whenever Jullien returns to full fitness and is available for selection, it’ll be interesting to see what Neil Lennon does.
He’ll have to decide on his best centre-back partnership between Jullien, Kris Ajer, Shane Duffy and even Nir Bitton, or decide to revert to a back three.