Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has expressed his relief after Leeds United loanee Ryan Edmondson avoided a broken foot.
The young striker arrived at Pittodrie in the summer from Elland Road. He made his debut on the opening day against Rangers but was shortly back with Leeds United after picking up an ankle injury.
It was a knock that looked set to sideline him for months, but he returned to the Dons in September. Then earlier this week he made his first professional start.
Leeds’ talented prospect shone too, scoring twice and notching an assist as Aberdeen beat Hamilton 4-2. There was disappointment though as Edmondson was substituted before the hour mark with a foot injury.
A scan was had ahead of the meeting with Celtic on Sunday to see if the forward had picked up any broken bones. Looking ahead to the Hoops visit, McInnes is fortunate that isn’t a situation to worry about.
“He got scanned on the bridge of his foot and we were hoping that it was not anything broken there,” explained McInnes.
“Thankfully, he has just overstretched the tendon. It is an injury that can settle down quickly and we are doing all that we can to settle that down ahead of Sunday.
“The last few games against Celtic we haven’t managed to get that desired result, but we have done so much right in those games, it has been very tight games.
“We have got to do a lot right but find a way to win a tight match.”