Should Scott Brown stop now to have hip operation?

LET BROWN DECIDE says ALISON McCONNELL

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Scott Brown fires past keeper Cammy Bell to open the scoring for Celtic
Scott Brown fires past keeper Cammy Bell to open the scoring for Celtic

ON Saturday afternoon Scott Brown scored one, made the second and helped out with the third.

He lasted the full 90 minutes and was very obviously the man of the match as he pulled the strings in the middle of the park.

Neil Lennon has claimed that surgery may not solve the problematic hip complaint, while Brown himself has declared himself "bored" with all chat about the injury.

If he is happy to play on, as the manager has insisted, then it seems that Celtic should simply go with it, especially if there is no guarantee that having an op and spending 10 weeks out will solve the problem.

It may be that Celtic have to re-address the issue should it become obvious that the player is struggling to make it through games or be as influential as they need him to be.

On current evidence, though, that doesn't appear to be the case.

Until Brown calls it himself, Celtic should try to get the most out of him.

NO GUARANTEES says RONNIE CULLY

THE Celtic captain is not just one of the most influential footballers in the Scottish game, he is also one of the bravest.

But, sometimes, brave men need to be saved from themselves, and the continued practise of taking injections to play on is a major concern.

The Parkhead club's medical staff are offering the best possible support and advice.

But, the way he broke down in Lisbon, citing cramp, set alarm bells ringing.

So, while there is a window between qualifying for the Last 16 and the games taking place in mid-February, serious consideration should be given to sending him for surgery.

However, hearing Neil Lennon warn that even going under the knife comes with no guarantees the problem will be resolved is the biggest worry of all.

Health

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

109442

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
                Games news:                
                               

Putting the world to rights

                               

Gail's Gab

                               

I am convinced Scotland will become independent in five months time.

               
Free swim at a Glasgow Club pool for every reader - Click here

Entertainment

Lifestyle

Wedding
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

                Janice Bell                
                               

Janice Bell

                               

You Couldn't Make This Up

                               

Driven round the bend after passing the driving test

               
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.