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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is not sure if Kieran Tierney will need surgery on the hip problem that has sidelined the 21-year-old full-back since the middle of last month

Tierney, pictured, has joined his team-mates in Dubai but has not trained. Instead he has been working with the club’s rehabilitation team with a further assessment to be made next week when it is planned he will return to training.

Kieran Tierney did not train at Celtic's winter camp in Dubai.

Kieran Tierney did not train at Celtic's winter camp in Dubai.

Asked if the defender might need surgery, Rodgers said: “I’m not sure. His injury record is very good obviously apart from when he’s had breaks and stuff. I just don’t think there’s a need to really push him through it and inject it and put him in pain every time. He just needs to take a wee breather. He’s in good hands with the medical team and we’ll see how he is next week.”

Striker Odsonne Edouard, who has been carrying a hamstring problem, is expected to resume training within the next couple of days while 
midfielder Olivier Ntcham has been sent for a scan after feeling his hamstring tighten during training on Tuesday.

Rodgers, however, played down the significance of the Frenchman having a scan, saying; “I’m not sure 
it’s serious but he just felt it tightening. I think these days everything gets scanned, so we’ll see. It may be something slight but we shall see.”