Neil Lennon has revealed that Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic will be out until next year following a clean-up of his knee.
The 25-year-old Croatian has been out of action since the Hoops’ 2-0 victory over AIK on August 22.
Ahead of the trip to Hibernian on Saturday, Lennon said: “You are probably looking at three to four months.
“It was a clean-up and he knows what to do for his rehab and we are just discussing maybe if he can go away for a few weeks and do his rehab at home.
“He is alright, it is a blow for us and the player. He felt it was a necessity and thankfully it is not a micro-fracture again, which is a serious operation where you are out for six to eight months.
“He has had a clean-up and obviously we have to tread carefully on his rehab – the sooner we get him back the better.”