By Will Butcher
Celtic fans are distraught on Twitter after left-back Kieran Tierney suffered a suspected broken ankle in training.
Tierney, 19, has been in superb form for the 47-time Scottish champions this season, missing just one of Celtic’s 21 league and cup encounters as they sit at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic’s number 63 is now definitely out of Saturday’s clash against Aberdeen and Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against England in November, as Celtic staff await the results of an MRI scan.
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to share their sympathies with Tierney, with many gutted at the news that one of their star men is set to be ruled out.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Lady Kerry CSC (@wee_kezza) October 28, 2016
That's a real sickener for Kieran Tierney just when everything was going well for us. Hope he's not out for as long as first feared!
— Ruairí Daly (@Ruairi_Daly) October 28, 2016
I'm gutted for Kieran Tierney if it's a suspected broken ankle. One of the first names on the team sheet as well. He'll be missed
— Sybaris Ali (@Sybaris77) October 28, 2016
Kieran Tierney ??? let me bring you flowers and chocolates sweet fenian prince
— Ciarán (@CiaranBrady7) October 28, 2016
All a want for Christmas is Tierney back
— Rachael (@maradoddsy7) October 28, 2016
If Tierney needs a spare ankle al cut mine off and it's all his
— Rikos (@rikos_67) October 28, 2016
my dad just had a heart attack and im genuinely more concerned about Kieran Tierney breaking his ankle
— Deaglán (@dd231099) October 28, 2016
@celticfc announce whoever tackled Tierney to be released from their contract.
— Darren. (@ocbhoy) October 28, 2016
Teenage star Tierney, who was a product of the successful youth academy at Celtic, is expected to be replaced by Honduras international Emilio Izaguirre against Aberdeen.
Since his debut in April 2015 against Dundee, Tierney has gone on to make 54 appearances in all competitions, finding the back of the net once against Motherwell in last season’s 7-0 triumph.
In other Celtic team news, fans have called on Rodgers to start this midweek hero after the disappointing performances of Nir Bitton.