Celtic fans are worried about the status of Kieran Tierney after it was announced he will return home from international duty because of injury concerns.
The SFA announced the news last night, stating that he will miss the upcoming encounter against San Marino after previously missing Thursday’s humiliating defeat away to Kazakhstan.
OUT: Kieran Tierney. After being assessed today, Kieran will return to Scotland and will miss out on Sunday's game against San Marino.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 21, 2019
The Scottish Sun have subsequently reported he has picked up a calf knock on top of the hip problems that have hampered his season. They reckon he is now a major doubt for next week’s derby at home to Rangers.
Tierney is vital to the way we play and although he did not look especially fit against Dundee last weekend he would still be a major miss for the visit of Steven Gerrard’s team.
With just Emilio Izaguirre available as natural back-up, who has been battling injury problems of his own, then Neil Lennon has a potential selection headache on the horizon.
Is it time to play Jonny Hayes on the left side of defence again? Will we see a formation change?
Plenty of Celtic supporters are not only worried about the problem but also unhappy that Tierney was flown round the world only to be sent home.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Could today actually get any worse?
— Andy ???? (@AndyMckenna_) March 21, 2019
Tierney took half way around the world when he wis no fit to play and they play a centre midfielder at left back
— Chipstake (@Gclark001) March 21, 2019
See if Tierney needs from now off until August to get fully fit and fine with his hip let him have it. League is already won!
— Dean McDonnell (@DMcDonnell_cfc) March 20, 2019
Not apportioning any blame here because I don't know what happened, but Kieran Tierney being sent round the world across six timezones only for him to be sent home again a few days later is baffling. Seemed clear he was not fit on Sunday.
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) March 21, 2019
Hope to fuck we're no missing Tierney next week cause of they shitey internationals.
— Sean Fleming (@SeanFleming1916) March 21, 2019
Should never have travelled.
— Alex Reid (@realex_8) March 21, 2019
Please say he’s ok for Celtic Vs Rangers game ????
— Ross Moran (@Rossmoran67) March 21, 2019
I am sure the 5 hour flight out there helped his injury, amateur hour!
— michael mcm (@mickmcm75) March 21, 2019