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First-team regular suffers shattering injury blow, Celtic fans will be devastated

By Will Butcher

Celtic star Kieran Tierney has suffered a suspected broken ankle on the training ground on Thursday afternoon.

Manager Brendan Rodgers kept the devastating injury news a secret during his press conference on Friday, after the 19-year-old was carried off at Lennoxtown.

The Daily Record claims that the Scotland international is now set to be sidelined for a number of weeks, as he looks to undergo an MRI Scan at Glasgow hospital.

Tierney, who is one of the first names on the Celtic team sheet under Brendan Rodgers, is now a definite to miss the Hoops top-of-the-table clash against Aberdeen on Saturday.

The news will also come as a blow to Scotland fans too, with Gordon Strachan’s side set to face England in around two weeks’ time in Group F of the 2018 World Cup qualifying stage.

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Celtic’s number 63 has been a mainstay in the Hoops’ campaign for a 48th Scottish Premiership title, making 20 league and cup appearances already this season.

Tierney has missed just one game for Rodgers’ side this season, missing Wednesday’s comfortable 4-0 win against Ross County.

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, fans have called on Rodgers to start this midweek hero after the disappointing performances of Nir Bitton.