John Collins speaks about Celtic star Kris Commons' injury

The assistant manager has given an update on a key Celtic player's injury.

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has been speaking in a press conference later published by the club’s official Twitter account.

In it he discussed the injury suffered by Kris Commons, allaying fears that the 31-year-old could be out for a long period of time.

Celtic’s first-team stars have been training ahead of their first pre-season friendly of the summer and their vital Champions League qualifying games, but Commons sat out the sessions and Collins has now explained why.

“He’s got a small fracture in his little toe so he’s not been on the grass,” Collins said. “Hopefully in the next few days he’ll be back.

“I’m led to believe something fell on his toe. It was a simple accident. He’s missed a week but he’ll pick it up.”

Celtic take on Den Bosch later this week and they have three matches in total in which manager Ronny Deila can assesses who is ready play against Stjarnan in the Champions League in mid-July.

Following Collins’ assessment of Commons’ injury, the attacking midfielder could well be back and ready for that two-legged encounter and given his importance to the team that would be welcomed.

Commons played 46 matches for Celtic last season – including five of their six Champions League qualifiers – and his experience will be vital as they look to successfully navigate a path to the group stages.

Commons scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists last season, and Celtic fans can breathe a little easier knowing one of their key players should be back training in the coming days.

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