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4th Nov, 2016 | 9:01am

Kieran Tierney delivers fitness update on Twitter, Celtic fans will be delighted

By Amir Mir

Kieran Tierney has revealed on Twitter that his operation for an injured ankle has gone well as he thanked Celtic fans for their support.

The 19-year-old left-back suffered ankle ligament damage in training last Friday and is set to miss two months of action.

It means the youngster, who missed the Bhoys’ 1-1 draw in the Champions League at Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night, will be sidelined for significant fixtures in the coming weeks.

Tierney will have to watch from the sidelines as Scotland take on old rivals England at Wembley on November 11 and will also miss the League Cup final later on in the month for his club.

But the Scotland international was in an upbeat mood as he provided an update to supporters on his injury that will delight fans who might have feared a lengthy lay-off.

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“Operation went well,” Tierney wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Thanks for the continued support.”

Tierney has missed just one game for manager Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, as he has been an integral figure to the Bhoys being top of the Scottish Premiership.

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.

Celtic will now host Inverness at home on Saturday afternoon, as Rodgers side look to extend their nine point lead at the top of the table.

In other Celtic team news, former Rangers player Steve Thompson has backed the Hoops to beat Inverness.