Rodgers details injury update on Celtic mainstay after draw v Motherwell
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has provided an injury update on Hoops left-back Kieran Tierney, who missed the goalless draw against Motherwell with a calf injury.
The Hoops manager revealed, as quoted on the club’s official Twitter account, that the player is likely to miss Scotland’s upcoming friendlies and his status for the league match against Ross County in a fortnight’s time is as yet unknown.
“He had a slight issue with his calf from end of last week and it wasn’t quite right. He needed to come out today and we’ll see how he is for the Ross County game” Rodgers said.
????️ BR on @kierantierney1: "He had a slight issue with his calf from end of last week it & wasn’t quite right. He needed to come out today & we'll see how he is for the Ross County game."#MOTCEL
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The 20-year-old has been a mainstay for the Hoops this season, making 48 appearances so far, and the Bhoys missed his marauding runs down the left-wing at Fir Park, and Rodgers will be hopeful that he makes his return against Ross County after the international break.
Football Insider verdict
The Hoops will be hoping to get Tierney back sooner rather than later, as he was badly missed against Motherwell. Callum McGregor deputised on the left side for the Hoops, and with the best will in the world to the midfielder he just isn’t suited to playing on the wing. The Bhoys’ miss Tierney’s constant energy and running, and he certainly would have helped up against the packed Motherwell defence. In a way it is good that there is an international break ahead for the Hoops, as it gives Tierney more time to get fit and ready for the rest of the season as the Hoops aim to clinch a second consecutive domestic treble.
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