By Amir Mir
Kieran Tierney thanked Celtic supporters on Twitter after the youngster received devastating injury news.
The club’s official website confirmed on Friday evening that the 19-year-old left-back is set to miss two months of action after suffering ankle ligament damage in training.
As a result he will miss Saturday’s trip to second place Aberdeen in the Premiership, and the Scottish League Cup final on November 27.
Additionally, the Scotland international will not be a part of key World Cup qualifier fixtures for his home country, including Scotland’s visit to Wembley to take on old rivals England.
After the news broke of the Celtic star’s devastating injury blow, the young defender took to his personal Twitter account to send this message to his fellow fans.
Thanks a lot for all your messages and support! Means a lot to me as always. God bless 💚
— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) October 28, 2016
Tierney has missed just one game for manager Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, missing Wednesday’s comfortable 4-0 win against Ross County.
He played in the Old firm victories against rivals Rangers in September, including the semi-final League Cup win at Hampden Park, but is now set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
The youngster, who was a product of the successful youth academy at Celtic, is expected to be replaced by Honduras international Emilio Izaguirre against Aberdeen.
In other Celtic team news, this Sky Sports pundit believes Moussa Dembele will leave the Scottish champions in the summer.