Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is not suffering an injury despite being substituted off during Sunday’s victory over Rangers, as confirmed by Hoops assistant manager John Kennedy to The Scottish Sun.
The left-back was replaced by Jeremy Toljan with 18 minutes to go in the derby win, sparking fears the calf injury that had kept him out of Scotland duty had flared up again.
Thankfully though it was just a case of fatigue having not played much football of late.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Kennedy explained: “Kieran Tierney was ok. He was out for a period so cramped up a little bit but we don’t see any big issues there.”
Celtic supporters will be delighted to hear he is not a major doubt heading into the title run-in and Scottish Cup push.
He probably shouldn’t risked for tomorrow night’s match away to St Mirren, his fitness to be closely monitored, but the lack of injury does mean he should be able to feature in upcoming big games like the semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden.
The 21-year-old should be wrapped in cotton wool for such occasions then given as long a rest as possible ahead of the new season and summer qualifiers.
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