Kieran Tierney finally undergoes much-needed hernia operation

By John Reid

May 29, 2019

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has finally undergone the hernia operation which forced him to miss the Scottish Cup Final.

The Scottish Sun disclosed that the player had the operation in Munich, and is now on the road to recovery, which could take up to six weeks.

Operation has gone well

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The player was pictured on his Instagram account after the operation, indicating that it has gone well. Tierney’s injury problems were a big issue for the Hoops in the season that has just ended.

He missed large parts of the season, and when he did play he didn’t look anything like the player he has been in recent seasons.

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The hernia operation badly affected his mobility. Therefore, it was no shock to see him miss out on the recent cup final. Playing him in that game could have aggravated his injury.

Right decision not to play in cup final

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Tierney was no doubt desperate to play in the cup final. However, the staff at the club did the right thing in not selecting him and getting the operation sorted as soon as possible.

Hopefully he does not rush back from the injury. He has to take his time to ensure that he is fully fit once more. If that means playing Jonny Hayes at left-back, so be it.

A fully-fit Tierney will be a massive asset to Celtic once he is able to return. Returning too early to the team could jeopardise the player’s fitness. Therefore, he should not rush his return to first-team action.