Double Euro doubt for Hoops
Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes are both doubtful for Celtic's Champions League qualifying clash against HJK Helsinki on Wednesday.
The Hoops pair both suffered injury problems during Saturday's 1-1 friendly draw against Inter Milan as striker, Stokes, was carried off on a stretcher in the first half after blocking a clearance from Esteban Cambiasso. Commons, who gave Neil Lennon's side the lead with a great strike just before the interval, hobbled off late on to leave the Hoops down to ten men after all of their substitutes had been used. And Lennon confirmed that the duo are now in a real fight to be fit in time for the massive third qualifying round first leg game against the Finnish outfit at Parkhead this week. He said: "They both have got badly twisted ankles so the next 24 hours are really important as to how they react. "I think Kris would be a bigger doubt at the minute than Anthony but I will give them as long a possible to see if they can recover for the game on Wednesday. "Anthony was a blocked challenge while Kris seemed to slip on the turf and go over on it. Sometimes they can be the worst ones, when there is nobody near you, all your weight can go on the supporting leg so he was quite swollen almost immediately."