Celtic defender Carter-Vickers injured ahead of US games – Sports


The Canadian Press – | Story: 385733

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers could miss the United States’ two upcoming friendly matches with an injury, the Scottish club’s manager Ange Postecoglou said Sunday.

Carter-Vickers was left out of Celtic’s team for its Scottish Premiership game on Sunday — a 2-0 loss to St. Mirren that ended a 38-game unbeaten run in the league — and Postecoglou said the center back “pulled up sore” earlier this week.

“We’ll see how he is,” Postecoglou said. “I think he’s out of the U.S. camp so we are hoping post-international break he won’t be too far away.”

A son of former NBA player Howard Carter, the 24-year-old Carter-Vickers is hoping to secure a spot on the U.S. World Cup roster. He returned to the national team for the first time in three years for a June 1 exhibition against Morocco, his 17th international appearance.

He was among four central defenders on the U.S. roster announced last week for friendlies against Japan on Friday in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Saudi Arabia four days later in Murcia, Spain.

Carter-Vickers played the full game for Celtic in its 1-1 draw against Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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