Celtic winger James Forrest picked up an injury during his side’s victory against St Johnstone on Sunday and had to be substituted after scoring the opening goal of the game.

The extent of the players injury was unknown at first, though some speculated that it could be serious. Hoops assistant manager Chris Davies even went to the extent of saying that they were preparing to be without him for ”a while”.

It has now been revealed that the injury of the 27-year-old is not as bad as first feared, according to The Scottish Post.

The report also mentioned that scans have confirmed that the injury is not a serious one. The news will certainly be a big boost to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, especially considering that the reigning Scottish Premier League Champions currently have a number of players on the sidelines.

If the recovery process goes well, it even appears that Forrest could be in line to make a competitive return when his club faces off against Valencia in the Europa League next week.

It is however unlikely that he will start against the Spanish club given that he will not be fully match fit. It will also prove very risky to play Forrest for a long period of time at this point especially considering that he has had problems with his muscles over the years.

As things stand, Celtic look set to win another Scottish Premiership title even though this season has been harder for them than during previous years. They must however aim to do well in the Europa League in order to prove that they can compete against sides from Europe’s top five Leagues.

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