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Callum McGregor reveals Celtic rumour DID have substance as he admits season was feared over

Callum McGregor has admitted it was feared his Celtic season was over early when he picked up an injury against Dundee.

The Hoops captain was replaced after 45 minutes of the 7-1 drubbing of Tony Docherty's side, sparking fears he was out for the run-in with swirling rumours there was prognosis his season was over. Brendan Rodgers quickly quelled that and within a few weeks, the 30-year-old was back rallying the troops and leading them over the line for a league and cup double.

But McGregor has now confirmed those rumours did have substance as an initial scan he had suggested his campaign might have in fact been finished, which would've likely ruled him out of Euro 2024 as well. But he has told of his determination to get back out there to hep his club pick up silverware and then be available for country.

He told BBC Scotland: "Obviously, the injury one was bad timing, difficult injury to manage as well. First, when we got the scan, it was bad news; it was pretty much season over, but with determination and everything, there was still to play for and having an eye on this (EURO 2024) as well, sometimes the mind can do crazy things to you and will you back to a point where you can get yourself back fit.

“There was a lot of conversations in the club in terms of what we still had to play for, it was hugely important that I tried to play as much part in that as possible, and that was my goal as well, to get back fit as quick as possible.

“Yes, it was going to be painful, yes, there was going to be some bumps along the way, but ultimately, when I say that I want the team to have success, then I’m willing to put myself through anything for the team to get success, and that’s just the way I am. So, I’m glad it turned out the way that it did, and I think in football, fortune favours the brave as well a little bit.

“If you’re not maybe as strong, you don’t put yourself out there, and you just take the time and let it heal and see what happens, but I’m a big believer that fortune favours the brave in football, and I’m so glad it worked out the way it did.”