KRIS COMMONS is winning his fitness battle and hopes to resume is playing career this season. And as Scotzine has previously revealed, his destination is almost certainly going to be Easter Road.
Commons, now 33, has had a back problem that kept him out of the Celtic side when Brendan Rodgers arrived and apart from a month long emergency loan period at Hibs last December, he was unable to make a single competitive appearance last season for the Scottish Champions.
Two successive summer back operations have added to his frustration and as his time at Celtic ended with an emotional farewell on Trophy Day at Parkhead, Commons announced that he was planning on staying in Glasgow as that is where his family want to live.
That was music to the ears of Neil Lennon who knew that if Commons could overcome the back problem through a second operation, he would more than likely sign for the manager who introduced him to Scottish football almost seven years ago.
Commons was a guest on STV’s ‘The Late Show’ and he gave his first update since talking to the media in May. Talking about his relationship with Hibs boss Neil Lennon the former Scotland international was full of praise for the manager who brought him to Celtic.
“He is (a good friend), he gave me the greatest opportunity a man could have really by giving me the chance to play for Celtic, so I owe him a lot.”
Commons was then asked if a move to Hibs to be re-united with Lennon was on the cards.
“He’s certainly asked the question,” Commons revealed.
“If my back is ok, then I’ll certainly give it a go. But I’ve had 12 months of hell where I’ve had four epidurals, I’ve had as many highs and lows as what I’ve had over the last six years in the last 12 months of the lows.
“So for me, I want to get fit and if I can play then that’s fine, but I don’t want to be the Kris Commons who’s going to drag it on for another 12 months and look like an idiot.”
A fully fit Kris Commons would light up Easter Road this season and give Hibs a great chance of competing for the second spot, which is Lennon’s stated target.