Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has withdrawn from the Scotland squad completely after a groin injury kept him out of yesterday’s match against Kazakhstan, as reported by Sky Sports.
Although it had been known he would have to miss the ultimately embarrassing encounter against the Kazkahs, there were hopes he may be able to feature in the upcoming San Marino qualifier on Sunday.
The outlet say that he was suffering from the same groin issue prior to our trip to Dundee last weekend but that he was able to play through it.
Now that it is serious enough to keep him out of the Scotland double header, there will be real fears he is not fit enough to face Rangers in next Sunday’s massive match against Rangers.
With Emilio Izaguirre only just returning to fitness himself, Neil Lennon may be forced to turn to an undesirable option in order to preserve Tierney’s health for the title run-in and Scottish Cup challenge.
The hope for supporters will be that sending him home is merely a precaution designed to keep him fresh for our upcoming matches, rather than an indication he is set for another spell out.