The big Celtic defender won’t play again until 2020 it seems.

Neil Lennon has revealed that Jozo Simunovic is unlikely to play for Celtic again this calendar year.

The big centre-back underwent surgery on a knee problem last week.

And the Celtic manager revealed on Friday that the 25-year-old is likely to be out for the next four months.

Simunovic was one of the Hoops’ best players when Lennon took the reins from Brendan Rodgers in February, helping the Scottish giants to a third successive domestic treble alongside Kristoffer Ajer in defence.

By the same token, it isn’t the Croat’s first injury and some Celtic fans on Twitter believe that Lennon should get rid.

Here’s how supporters reacted to his injury:

Is this fair? Not really, no.

Yes, Simunovic might have a bit of an injury history, but he’s also a brilliant defender and there’s no telling how good he could’ve been with one full season under the Northern Irish manager.

Lennon was clearly getting quite a lot out of him after Rodgers left the club and the player himself – who has mentioned Lennon’s influence in recent months – will be gutted with this setback.

Selling in January is a bit hasty. At his age, Simunovic could be worth a fortune to the Bhoys somewhere down the line – if he can maintain his fitness.

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