Celtic had gone from sixth to second in the Premiership table, and it appeared that they were progressively putting their injury problems behind them and getting their season back on track. However, it is reasonable to assume that there are fresh injury concerns, and supporters will be concerned that this may derail the team’s momentum.

Tom Rogic suffered an injury in last week’s encounter against Hibernian. The Australian has been outstanding in recent weeks and will be a huge loss for Ange Postecoglou’s side, as he is expected to be out for at least the next several weeks.

Then, while playing against Livingston over the weekend, Carl Starfelt had a similar injury and had to be replaced before the hour mark. And it looks like he will be sidelined for at least a number of weeks.

Starfelt stated of the issue in an interview with Fotbollskanalen, as published by the Daily Record:

“I have an X-ray tomorrow (Monday) so we will have to look out for it (results), but it’s probably an easier stretch. That is still a couple of weeks.”

Starfelt had a rough start at Parkhead, but he had seemed to find his stride for some time. With each passing game, his performances seemed to improve, and it appeared that he had finally found his feet in Scottish football.

The Swedish defender was putting in regular performances at center-back, had created a nice relationship with Cameron Carter-Vickers in the Celtic defence, and was a significant factor for the team’s recent defensive progress.

As a result, it’s reasonable to assume Celtic will miss his presence at the back in the future. In the absence of the Swedish international, Stephen Welsh is anticipated to return to the starting lineup, and it will be interesting to watch how he performs.

The forthcoming international break might be a great help for Celtic in this sense, since it will provide time for injured players to rehabilitate.