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Commons confirms injury, explains approach to important week with Celtic

Celtic star Kris Common hasn't ruled out the possibility of featuring in the League Cup final despite a hamstring problem.

Injured Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has explained to Sky Sports how he’ll be using this week in the build up to the League Cup final against Dundee United.

Commons is carrying a hamstring problem and has explained that he’ll be taking this week softly ahead of the final, to ensure that he doesn’t keep himself out of action for longer.

“I got injured only a week ago, it’s important, especially with hamstring injuries that you nurse them back to 100% or you can face four or five weeks off,” said Commons.

“Hopefully I’ll get in a lot of training this week then get to Hampden and try to lift the trophy.”

Commons will be as eager as any other Celtic player to get involved next weekend and he faces a very difficult week. His instinct will be to push as hard as possible for a starting place, but he can’t do so if it threatens his form and hamstring.

Ronny Deila needs to watch the situation carefully and step in if he feels the need to do so. Commons will be a very important player for the Bhoys over the rest of the Scottish Premiership season.

If he misses the final this coming weekend, but is fit over the rest of the campaign, that’s a scenario that Deila would more than likely prefer. The good news is that the Bhoys don’t have to make any snap decisions and can monitor the situation over the rest of the week.

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