Celtic fans are worried about starting defender Kieran Tierney tomorrow in case it further aggravates his injury problems.
Neil Lennon claimed in his pre-match press conference on Friday that the player was operating at 70% fitness last week in the build up to tomorrow’s big derby match at Ibrox.
????️ NL on @kierantierney1: "It might be a big ask for him to play all three remaining games. Last week he was probably at 70%, but a 70% KT is better than most at 100%."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 10, 2019
However, many feel that no risks should be taken when it comes to his health and don’t want him playing until after his scheduled operation at the end of the season.
Tierney is one of the players who has played almost every game he’s been available for over the last few seasons, which is untenable going forward considering that could amount to more than 50 matches per campaign.
The left-back is already suffering from burn out and considering he is still just 21 years old, he must be given proper rest or it will severely hinder his development.
Supporters are so concerned they feel he shouldn’t start a derby match, which everyone obviously wants to win, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts yesterday…
Just rest the bhoy.
— Chris Gray (@GRAYMANIA_) May 10, 2019
Don’t play KT if he’s not 100% fit. His health is more important.
— Henrik’s gold boot (@henriksgoldboot) May 10, 2019
I’d play Hayes at left back for Sunday and next week. Keep KT fresh for the final ????????????
— Chrissy (@Chrissybhoy2708) May 10, 2019
Get his operation done now – better to be 100% as early as possible in pre season or the qualifiers. His long term fitness is all that matters
— ferric (@FerricBhoy) May 10, 2019
He should not play another game until he has fully recovered. It’s a selfish criminal act to play him.
— Timposter (@Tim_Poster) May 10, 2019
Don’t play him in the last two league games – league is won. Can play in the final for a bit so gets a medal and is part of the treble treble ????!
— ????KT???? (@Hannaxm63) May 10, 2019
Been taking liberties wi KT for far too long and it’s gonnae bite us in the arse sooner rather than later. There’s absolutely nae need to be playing him before the SC final.
— Michael (@__MC7__) May 10, 2019
KT has a double hernia & needs to go for his operation and rest. No point in making the wee man play through the pain barrier & risk further damage when we’ve already won the league. Hayes can fill in.
— Rogic Lifetime Contract CSC (@sellik88) May 10, 2019
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