Scotland Euro 2020 boost as ex-Celtic star Tierney could return from injury in four to six weeks

SCOTLAND have been handed a major boost as Kieran Tierney could return to action in time for Euro 2020.

The former Celtic star was forced off with a knee injury during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.


Arsenal star Kieran Tierney in action for ScotlandCredit: AFP

And the Gunners have now confirmed on their website that the left-back suffered ligament damage to his left knee.

However, they also revealed that Tierney will not require surgery and it’s hoped he can return to full training within the next four to six weeks.

That will come as a boost to Scotland who will kick off their Euro 2020 preparations with two friendlies in early June.

While the tournament opener against the Czech Republic will take place at Hampden on June 14.

Former Celtic defender Tierney was one of Scotland’s top performers in the recent World Cup qualifying clashes with Austria, Israel and the Faroe Islands.

He racked up three assists in the game against the Faroes alone as the national side ran out 4-0 winners.

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