McNamara injury lift
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic defender Jackie McNamara's injury is not as bad as first feared.Celtic have been handed a boost with the news that Jackie McNamara's injury is not as bad as first feared.
The Bhoys captain was stretchered off late on during his side's 3-1 defeat to Barcelona with an ankle injury.
McNamara appeared to twist his ankle after deflecting Ludovic Giuly's shot for Barcelona's second goal.
It was feared that the versatile defender may have broken his ankle, but scans have shown he has suffered a bad twist and ligament strain.
The injury is set to sideline McNamara for between four to six weeks which would rule him out of Celtic's next two UEFA Champions League clashes with Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk.
McNamara is also set to miss Scotland's World Cup qualifiers with Norway and Moldova next month.