CELTIC defender Kieran Tierney could MISS the run-in to another historic season.
The Scotland international left-back wasn’t even in the squad for yesterday’s frustrating goalless draw against Hibs at Easter Road.
Honduran defender Emilio Izaguirre again stepped into the No.3 position for his 18th appearance of the campaign while Tierney has been sidelined through injury.
Interim manager Neil Lennon, giving an update to STV on the fans’ favourite, admitted: “He is seeing a specialist on Thursday. He is in too much discomfort to play.
“We will have to go with what we are advised by the specialist.
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“He has played for quite a while, but he has got to the point where he is in too much pain.”
Tierney has been attempting to play through the pain barrier for the Hoops with a persistent pelvic problem that first manifested itself during the Europa League defeat from RB Salzburg on December 13.
The 21-year-old defender missed 15 successive games before making his long-awaited comeback in the 4-1 win over Motherwell at Parkhead on February 24 which turned out to be Brendan Rodgers’ last match in charge of the club.
Tierney toiled in the 2-1 triumph over Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit at the end of March and limped off in the second-half before sitting out the 2-0 victory over St Mirren in Paisley three days later with Izaguirre in his place.
He played in the goalless draw with Livingston and the 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final success over Aberdeen last weekend, but could now miss the Final against Hearts at Hampden on May 25.