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TOMMY GEMMELL SCARE

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CELTIC legend Tommy Gemmell is recuperating in The Forth Valley Hospital in Larbert after a fall at his Dunblane home at the weekend.

The Lisbon Lion, 72, will undergo a scan on his hip this morning to determine if he needs an operation.

His wife Mary said last night: “Tommy got a scare after a simple accident at home.

“He lost his footing when he was getting out of a chair and, unfortunately, toppled against a coffee table.

“We’ll have to wait and see how serious it is, but we know he is in the best hands.”

Gemmell is one of the best-known players in the Parkhead club’s history and scored the equalising goal against Inter Milan in the European Cup Final in the Portuguese capital on May 25 1967.

The Parkhead icon’s thundering shot against the Italians was voted the ‘Greatest-Ever Celtic Goal’ by the supporters in the millennium poll.

Celtic, managed by Jock Stein, became the first British team to conquer Europe when Stevie Chalmers got the winning goal in the 2-1 triumph near the end.

 
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