Celtic & Scotland lose injured Tierney for rest of year

Rangers attacking full-back James Tavernier tussles for possession with Celtic's Kieran Tierney

Kieran Tierney (right) helped Celtic beat Rangers last weekend

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney will miss crucial games for his club and Scotland after being ruled out for two months with ankle ligament damage.

The club confirmed that the 19-year-old picked up the injury during training.

It means he misses Saturday’s trip to face second-top Aberdeen in the Premiership and the League Cup final against the same side on 27 November.

He also misses the rest of Celtic’s Champions League Group C fixtures and Scotland’s trip to face England.

Celtic face Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday in Germany then host Barcelona and finish off away to Manchester City.

The national team travel to Wembley to face the Auld Enemy on 11 November in World Cup qualifying Group F.

Honduras international Emilio Izaguirre is likely to reclaim the left-back role he lost to Tierney, who has made 20 appearances for the Scottish Premiership leaders this season.

Tierney started for Scotland in the 3-0 defeat by Slovakia on 11 October after Andrew Robertson picked up a knock against Lithuania.

And the Hull City defender has since also been ruled out of the England game with a calf injury.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace was the third left-back in Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan’s last squad.

Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie, Swansea City’s Stephen Kingsley and Konyaspor’s Barry Douglas are among those now vying for a place when the squad for the England game is announced on Wednesday.

Tierney made his debut for Celtic aged 17, in a 2-1 win at Dens Park in April 2015 and made 34 club appearances last season.

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