CELTIC face an anxious wait to find out the extent of Odsonne Edouard’s injury after the striker limped off during the first half of last night’s otherwise comfortable 3-0 win over Motherwell.

Edouard is now a doubt for Celtic’s remaining three fixtures before the winter break, going down with no one near him seven minutes from half-time and then hobbling from the action to be replaced by 19-year-old winger Mikey Johnston.

The youngster hit the third goal on the night, but with Leigh Griffiths already unavailable for an unspecified period of time, any injury to the French forward would leave the Celtic attack looking threadbare.

Manager Brendan Rodgers admits it is a concern he could be doing without, but he has faith that he has the answers within his squad to cope if Edouard is forced into any lay-off.

“We’ll see, he just felt a tightness round his abductor, so we’ll assess that in the next 24 hours,” said Rodgers. “It’s where we’re at and there’s not a great deal we can do.

“It’s been unfortunate for Odsonne because he’s had to play a lot more games than I’d have wanted him to because he’s been the only real striker, but we have others who can fill in and we’ll always come up with a team we think can get a result. But, hopefully, he’ll be okay.”

Rodgers hailed Celtic captain Scott Brown as the skipper clocked up his 500th appearance for the club in last night’s game.

The manager revealed that the Celtic players had given Brown his own personal ovation in the dressing room after the match after hitting the landmark total.

“To play 500 games for Celtic is a real testament to your professionalism and your perseverance and persistence to look after yourself,” he said. “Then the quality.

“I saw some scenes of him scoring goals and playing different positions. You see what he is now. He controls the game.

“I thought he and Callum (McGregor) were very good in there ticking the game over and being aggressive when they had to be.

“We gave Scott a round of applause afterwards in the dressing room because to play that number of games for a club like this here with the pressure is fantastic.”

Meanwhile, Celtic youngster Johnston says he is ready to fill the void in the Celtic attack should his colleague Edouard’s injury rule him out of the festive fixtures.

Johnston was delighted to have bagged his first senior goal for the club, and he says he is ready to play wherever his manager needs him to help the cause.

“It was a good goal, I’m really happy with it," said Johnston.

“It’s my first competitive goal and I’ve been waiting a while to get it, so I’m just buzzing to finally get off the mark.

“The manager didn’t say much to me before going on, he just told me to go on and play my usual game, work hard and there was no pressure.

“I don’t mind playing up front, I’ll play where I’m told. As long as I’m getting games I don’t mind.

“I’m taking it day by day and working hard to try and get a place in the team.

“If I can get in playing as a striker then great, but if it’s elsewhere then it doesn’t matter.

“I can play up front. Obviously, my preferred position is as a winger, but I can play up front if that’s where I am asked to play, and I’ll just go and work hard.

“You never know, I might not play. I just need to keep working hard in training and earn my right to play.”