Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the reason behind Kieran Tierney’s absence during the defeat to Hibernian over the weekend.

According to reports, Tierney has suffered an injury blow and was forced to miss Sunday’s game.

Rodgers has since confirmed the news, in what is a disappointing blow for the Hoops.

Kieran has had a hip issue which was feeling sore after the other night.

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Tierney has been ever-present for Celtic this season, which may have played some part in the injury.

Over recent weeks, the defender has looked tired and in need of a rest, but for the most part remains unrivalled at left-back, despite the signing of Emilio Izaguirre.

Tierney missed the 5-1 win over Kilmarnock but did feature against Red Bull Salzburg in the Europa League prior to the meeting with Neil Lennon’s side.

Rodgers will be hoping to welcome Tierney back for either the midweek game against Motherwell or Saturday’s match against Dundee.