French report: Vakoun Bayo, Celtic striker on loan at Toulouse, is absent for several weeks; tears the thigh muscle
Celtic striker on loan at Toulouse Vakoun Bayo suffered another setback after tearing a muscle in his thigh, according to the French newspaper La Depeche.
Bayo has been with the Ligue 2 squad since the start of the season as he spends the 2020/21 campaign on loan in France.
After a positive start to the campaign during which he scored a first double against Grenoble, Bayo has chained for five games without a goal or assist to his credit.
And it looks like he suffered another setback. La Dépêche reports that Bayo has a torn thigh muscle that will prevent him from entering for “several weeks.” It comes after the Ivorian was pulled out after 65 minutes in his 1-0 win at Ajaccio on Saturday as he received treatment on the pitch.
Bayo have started every game for Toulouse this season as they continue to get valuable first-team minutes. But his latest setback will unfortunately put an end to this race as he tried to get back on the goal track.
A big blow for Bayo – must get up again as soon as possible
It is sad. Bayo is with Toulouse to try to get Neil Lennon’s attention and get his career back on track. Even if he had been on a bad scoreless course, the minutes on the pitch will have done him good.
A torn thigh muscle could cause it to come out for even longer than several weeks if it gets worse. It is essential that Toulouse be careful with him throughout his stroke and not rush him too early.
In fairness to Bayo, despite his recent absence of goals, he had played an important role in Toulouse’s five-game unbeaten streak. But even if the Ligue 2 team gets promoted this season, they’ll have to do more on an individual basis to get Lennon’s attention.
It’s a huge year for him, where he could either jump into Lennon’s plans for the 2021/22 season or ask Toulouse to take a buy option on him. Whatever path he takes, it is important that he impresses and stands out in France.
We wish Vakoun all the best in his recovery process. Hopefully he’s back on the pitch as soon as possible.
In other news, we are discussing why Neil Lennon cannot afford to make the selection decision that would infuriate Celtic fans tonight.
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