Celtic star Simunovic tears hamstring

Celtic face a defensive nightmare as Jozo Šimunović has withdrawn from Bosnia’s national team due to a torn hamstring.

The centre-back was rested against Hibernian last Saturday but will now miss both World Cup Qualifiers against Belgium and Estonia.


Fears are growing as Celtic wait to find out if he will be available for the crucial Champions League double-header against Bayern Munich in a fortnight.

Simunovic has proved an integral part of the Scottish champion’s side, most notably in the 2-0 win at Ibrox this season.

Bosnian FA team doctor Reuf Karabeg said: “Our manager, Mehmed Bazdarevic and I talked to Jozo’s doctor at Celtic and we got access to all the documentation on the injury’s condition.”

“The findings of the scan clearly shows he has a rupture of the hamstring and a hematoma four centimetres long.” [Daily Record]

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