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Report: Celtic boosted by this news over star's injury return

Bhoys' midfielder Stefan Johansen is not expected to face a lengthy lay-off with problem picked up on Sunday.

Celtic have been handed a boost with the news that midfielder Stefan Johansen may miss only one game with the injury he sustained in a poor challenge in the Scottish Cup win over Morton on Sunday, according to a report by the Scottish Sun.

The Norwegian star had his ankle put in a brace after he was on the receiving end of a over-aggressive challenge from Morton's Michael Miller just before half-time during the 3-0 win.

Hoops boss Ronny Deila had been fearing that he may be without last season's player of the year for an extended period of time, but the Scottish Sun suggests that he injury is nowhere near as bad as first feared.

The paper claims that the 25-year-old will miss Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash against Partick Thistle but that he may even be fit to return against Kilmarnock in two weeks' time.

Johansen joined the Glasgow side from Stromsgodset in his home country two years ago, and was named the fans' player of the year at the end of his first full season last May after scoring 13 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions.

He has struggled to replicate the same level of success so far this campaign, netting just four times, but he has still been an integral part of his compatriot Deila's side, playing 39 times in domestic and European competitions.

Celtic's lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership table is just four points after the Bhoys failed to win either of their last two league matches.

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