McHugh worry

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee admits he is deeply concerned about Carl McHugh’s head injury.

The 23-year-old midfielder has not played since August 6, the opening day of the Ladbrokes Premiership season, when he required stitches in a head wound after clattering into Kilmarnock’s Dean Hawkshaw.

McHugh suffered delayed concussion from the incident and, a head of the trip to Celtic on Saturday, McGhee was asked if the situation had cleared up.

“No, it is really grim,” he said. “He is having a really difficult time and we are very concerned about that.

“It has not made much progress. It is just not getting better.

“He is seeing a guy in Dublin actually this week to put his mind at rest. We are doing everything we can. We allowed him to do that.

“There is no time given to this injury.

“They don’t say it will take six weeks or eight weeks, they actually say it could take six weeks, eight weeks, it could take six months, that is the nature of it and we just hope it doesn’t take six months obviously.

“It is a complicated and nasty condition that he has ended up with.”

McGhee revealed defender Joe Chalmers is having surgery next week on a groin injury and will be out for six weeks while midfielder Chris Cadden, who pulled out of the Scotland Under-21 squad recently with a hamstring problem, should be back.

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