Friday, December 1, 2023

Report: Tierney facing lengthy lay-off with hamstring injury

Kieran Tierney is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury during Real Sociedad’s 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

The 26-year-old pulled up midway through the first half and left the Reale Arena on crutches.

In a statement after the game, Sociedad confirmed: “Kieran Tierney suffered, during yesterday’s match, an injury to the hamstring muscles of his left thigh. Treatment through physiotherapy has begun. The return to his activities will be progressive, depending on the characteristics of the injury and the evolution of the symptoms.”

While his loan club haven’t confirmed the extent of the damage, TeamTalk reports the player could be out for as long as three months. That would potentially mean not playing until 2024. Spanish publication AS says it’ll be a minimum of a month out.

Tierney had featured five times for Sociedad (making one assist) since moving to the Basque country on loan at the end of the transfer window. He seemed to be settling pretty well so this development will come as a real blow.

It’s not good news for his country either with the player likely to miss the upcoming and November Interlulls.

Tierney’s injury comes a week after fellow loanee Sambi Lokonga suffered a thigh problem at Luton that has ruled him out for two months. While Arsenal’s mini-injury crisis is starting to ease, it’s not gone unnoticed that other players who spent the summer at London Colney are also dropping like flies.

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A Different George

This is a real question, Andrew. Your last sentence implies (hints?) that there may be some relationship betyween this past summer’s schedule (or training regime?) and these injuries. Did you mean to do that and, if so, is there talk going around about this?


As much as we love Tierney this is exactly why Arteta and Co gave up on him. Sadly he cannot manage to stay fit I don’t think we can blame pre-season for that.

Heavenly Chapecoense

How you manage to stay fit if you do not even drink like Grealish?

Rambling Pete

This is such a shame for Kieran, he was beginning to settle in well there and now he’ll miss a lot of football. I suppose we can be a bit thankful we weren’t as dependent on him as we were because this injury could easily have happened when playing for us. It’s just a fact of life that some players are just injury prone, in the way that some children are accident prone. I had a nephew who ran through a plate glass door one day, he needed 54 stitches! No sooner had he healed up from that he fell… Read more »


Can we sign Rambling Pete up for a weekly column? Brilliantly circuitous stuff!


Rambling Pete!
Missed your insightful comments.

Thierry Ennui

Pete!! You’re back!!! 😀

Mayor McCheese

How we’ve missed you, Pete.


Welcome back Pete!!! Was beginning to think you’d been abducted by aliens or something. Then it occurred to me that you would have driven even the most patient Martians crazy and they would have packaged you back to earth within an hour.


I’m pretty sure that this will be exactly what happened and I look forward to a blow-by-blow account from the horse’s mouth.


That’s a really good ramble!


The return of Ramblin’ Pete! Could this day get any better?!

Heavenly Chapecoense

Anything can happen with a 4-0 win !


Welcome back Rambling Pete. Looks like Arteta will get more hints for his press conferences now that you are back.


It’s been ages! Welcome back! Such a good ramble too, I actually didn’t notice the user name at first and believed it was a real story until I got into the comments. And no, that belief has nothing to do with all the scars I have.

Bill Hall

To be fair last season was so messed up and longer than normal because the chuffing oil money bought world cup was played in the winter that I am not surprised players are dropping like flies. They haven’t had a normal summer off.
It’s even worse for the ladies, none if the players they list last season through injury are back yet in the first team.


And this is why Arsenal are happy to offload Kieran Tierney.
It was never about his talent or his attitude or even his ability to adapt to changes in tactics.
It is simply down to the fact that you give him his chance, he does very well then gets injured and is out for months leaving you short for extended periods of time.


Unfortunately, I agree.


You could very reasonably say this is why we splashed out £105m on Rice. Whenever we’ve needed Partey he’s almost always been absent through injury He seems to be back but my question is for how long? I think I read somewhere that in the 3 seasons he’s been here he’s missed over 50 matches for Arsenal, that’s almost a season & a half of football!!! They guy is a worldbeater when fit but just cannot be relied upon in anyway & I honestly think this will be his last season with us & tbh, if it was me, I’d… Read more »

Heavenly Chapecoense

Why didn’t Wenger offload RVP until he scores 35 goals in 2011-2012?


Yeah, then promptly fucked off

Heavenly Chapecoense

So if Timber gets injured for two month next season, you will want him offloaded?


Basically this is why Newcastle went for Lewis Hall and not Kieran Tierney. He was, is, and possibly always will be, too injury prone to build a team that is going to challenge to move up the Premier League. He is an excellent player on his day but his injury record means we will be lucky to recoup our investment.


This could be especially challenging for Kieran, especially after all the previous injuries.
When you are new to a country and language I think it is especially important to stay integrated with the team to feel at home and settled. If it is a lengthy spell on the sidelines, he’ll be away from the team a lot and it could be lonely and discouraging.
Now I think about it, Jurrien may be going through the same thing.


Nice place to recover from a hammy ham though.


well, he’s got a few weeks to get to know his adopted city for the season


End of that sale


Was he always this injury prone at Celtic?


On holiday from Aus in San Sebastián and went to game, he broke down in front of me. Really disappointing as for 20 mins he looked a class above many on the pitch.
Btw atmosphere amazing, Real S looked good.


Muscular injuries to Arsenal players? Well I never.

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