Calvin Miller has ruled himself out for the rest of the season on Instagram after sustaining a long-term injury that has seen him go udner the knife – so has the left-back played his last game for Celtic?
The 21-year-old has confirmed that the operation to correct the issue will see him miss the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. Miller remained at Celtic in the summer, despite being loaned out to Ayr and Dundee previously.
The Scotland Under-21 international suffered the injury in a development game against Hibernian last week, and has been forced to undergo surgery – which will come as a massive blow to Miller, who may have eyed Kieran Tierney’s exit as a positive.
But Miller’s woes may not end at missing the 2019-20 campaign. Indeed, the left-sided star may have now played his last ever game for the Scottish champions – as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at Parkhead.
Indeed, Miller has only managed five senior appearances for Celtic following his debut under Brendan Rodgers in December 2016. Instead, he has gone out on loan or been used by Celtic’s development side.
Miller would have seen the last year of his deal – with Tierney sold – to prove to Celtic that he deserves a new deal at Parkhead. However, he no longer has that opportunity. With Miller ruled out for longer than his contract will run, things look bleak.
It is a difficult situation for the young Scot, and by all means Celtic may give him a new deal based on what they have already seen. But if that was the case, they would have already done so. It looks likely that Miller has played his last game for Celtic.