Celtic's Lustig out for four months
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Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has undergone a double hip operation and will be out of action for four months, manager Neil Lennon has revealed.

Lennon said the Swedish right-back had been playing through the pain barrier for several months.

But with Sweden failing to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and Celtic being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, the decision was taken to have a medical operation. The 27-year-old Lustig had been in impressive form for Celtic.

"Lustig had surgery, four months," Lennon said. "He had both hips done, so the procedure was a bit more in-depth than first thought.

"We are hoping he will be back March/April time, but he had a lot of work done which makes his recent performances even more remarkable.

"His movement was restricted and he was in a lot of pain after games, so it needed doing. So hopefully he will come back an even better player, which will be brilliant for us."