Tackle on Celtic's Jota results in broken leg for Ross County player

Ross County defender Connor Randall will be out for “a significant period of time” after fracturing his leg in the 3-1 defeat by Celtic on Saturday.

The 26-year-old came off in the 71st minute of the cinch Premiership clash in Dingwall after injuring himself in the process of stopping Hoops winger Jota, who set up all three goals for the away side.

A statement on the Staggies’ official Twitter account said: “We can today confirm that Connor Randall has suffered a fractured bone in his leg during Saturday’s match with Celtic that will keep him out for a significant period of time.

“Connor has now started his road to recovery and we know he will come back stronger than before.”

Connor Randall tackles Celtic's David Turnbull - but it was a later challenge on Jota that resulted in a fractured leg for the Ross County player. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Following the match, County boss Malky Mackay said: “He’s in a boot and we will go to hospital with him and see how he is. It was an awkward fall after him and Jota clashed. There is an issue there.”

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