Cameron Carter-Vickers suffers hamstring injury in Celtic victory

Cameron Carter-Vickers suffers hamstring injury in Celtic victory

Celtic has earned back-to-back Scottish Premiership victories to start the new season, but will be a bit worried after a recent injury to one of its star defenders.

Cameron Carter-Vickers left Sunday’s 3-1 road victory over Aberdeen at halftime due to an apparent hamstring injury, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed postmatch. Carter-Vickers logged 45 minutes at Pittodrie before being replaced by Reo Hatate for the second half of Celtic’s second league match of the new campaign.

The American defender missed the final few matches of last season after undergoing knee surgery, but Rodgers confirmed Carter-Vickers’ new issue is not similar to his past.

“Hopefully he’s [Carter-Vickers] ok,” Rodgers said. “He felt his hamstring a little bit so we just have to assess that and we didn’t want to put any risk on it.”

Carter-Vickers was immaculate for Celtic last season, logging 39 combined appearances and one goal under Ange Postecoglou. He earned SPFL Best XI and PFA Scotland Best XI honors for the treble-winning side as Celtic captured the Premiership title along with the League Cup and FA Cup.

His injury comes at a worrying time for Celtic, who recently sold fellow centerback Carl Starfelt to Celta Vigo last week.

Celtic next travels to Kilmarnock in League Cup play on August 20 before continuing its league schedule at home against St. Johnstone to close out August’s schedule.

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