Alistair Johnston, despite being forced off the pitch due to a head knock following a collision with Hibs’ Nectar Triantis, celebrated Celtic’s late victory over Hibernian from a hospital bed. The 25-year-old defender was taken off on a stretcher and sent to the hospital for a check-up as part of concussion protocol after the challenge from Triantis, which incidentally led to a Celtic penalty converted by Adam Idah. Dylan Levitt later equalized for Hibernian in the second half.

Despite the setback, Celtic managed to secure a narrow 2-1 victory, with the decisive goal coming from another penalty converted by Idah after Kyogo Furuhashi was brought down. Johnston reassured fans of his well-being by sharing a photo on Instagram from his hospital bed.

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The victory was crucial for Celtic, given the pressure from rivals Rangers, who are closely trailing them at the top of the table. With Rangers having a game in hand, momentum seemed to be favoring them, but Celtic’s players and manager Brendan Rodgers celebrated the significance of the win at Easter Road, recognizing its importance in the title race.