The shot stopper has been missing from action since the turn of the year, Scott Bain taking over duties in the starting XI, with the Hoops pushing on to try and secure another domestic treble.
Speaking of the veteran’s situation, Lennon admitted that treatment has not worked so far and so he is going to head off and see a specialist in the near future to sort it out.
The Hoops boss told the Daily Record: “He had a bit of a knee problem. He had an injection in it and it hasn’t really settled. He is going to be assessed by specialists over the next couple of days and we can come to some sort of impasse where he may need another injection to settle everything down to get him back to training.
“It has been a little bit of overuse. When he has been playing he has been able to rest, but the fact that he hasn’t been playing he has been training a lot more and it has just flared up an old problem.”
This should not come as a surprise, for the older a player gets the more difficult it is to overcome an injury problem. It seems as though the Bhoys have not yet figured exactly what is wrong with him and so a specialist will be able to give a diagnosis and correct treatment. However, just how much of an impact is this going to have on the rest of his career? The Hoops are lucky they were well prepared and had Bain in place to take over between the sticks but could it be that he now remains as the club’s number one, regardless of what happens with Gordon? It would be a sad end to the shot stopper’s career but sometimes you just cannot win an injury battle. It seems as though the Bhoys will have an answer as to what is wrong and how to fix it sooner rather than later and the Celtic faithful will be hoping there is something that can be done.