HAMSTRING TEAR FEARED FOR TURNBULL
Medical expert Ben Dinnery has feared that Celtic midfielder David Turnbull could damage his hamstring more if his recovery is not properly managed following the news that he has suffered hamstring tear. The Celtic star picked up the injury during the recent League Cup clash with Hibernian.
Dinnery has a background in data analysis and medicine. According to him, Celtic midfielder Turnbull sustained a “Grade three” tear during the Hibs game on December 19. Dinnery also runs the Premier League Injuries site. He ruled Turnbull out for around eight weeks three days after picking up the injury in a chat with Adam Williams of the Football Insider.
Turnbull had to come off as a result of what has been diagnosed as a thigh injury. The 22-year-old midfielder was the only downside for Celtic who clinched the Scottish League Cup title by beating Hibernian 2-1 in the final. They had to come from behind to secure the win with all the three goals coming after the half-time interval. Japan international KyogoFuruhashi was the star man for Celtic after he scored twice for his new team to lead them to their first title this season. Paul Hanlon had given Hibs the lead six minutes into the second half and the lead lasted for around one minute before Celtic replied through Furuhashi. The Japanese attacker went on to get the winning goal in the final quarter of the game.
On Turnbull, Dinnery told Williams that his availability rate has beenvery good until the injury and that the extent of the muscle fibre damage could be in and around grade two towards grade three. The medical expert said that there could be a tendon issue at the far end of the hamstring.
Celtic fans would be hoping that Turnbull don’t have to miss too much football action as a result of the injury.