Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum faces race against time to face Celtic after suffering calf strain

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

ARNAUD DJOUM faces a race against time to be fit for the visit of Celtic after limping out of the Jambos’ 2-0 win over Dundee.

Djoum, 28, had to be replaced by 16-year-old Harry Cochrane after just half-an-hour at Tynecastle after suffering a calf strain as his injury woes this term continue.

The Cameroon internationalist only recently returned to action following two months on the sidelines with medial knee ligament damage and the Hearts medical staff are keen to nurse him through a hectic festive period.

It is understood the key midfielder is considered a major doubt for the clash against the Hoops on Sunday after being assessed at the club’s Riccarton training base yesterday, however he has not been officially ruled out.

Djoum will be closely monitored over the next 48 hours and, if he can get a training session under his belt, could still make the match-day squad.

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