Kieran Tierney taken to hospital as Freddie gives Hector Bellerin update

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Kieran Tierney was taken to hospital on Monday night after he appeared to dislocate his shoulder.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Referee Mike Dean helps Kieran Tierney of Arsenal leave the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Referee Mike Dean helps Kieran Tierney of Arsenal leave the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Just before the game, we published a post based on information from David Ornstein that Kieran Tierney had also suffered from a shoulder problem during his time at the club that the fans were unaware of as unlike his hernia problems.

The player left the field on Monday night using his shirt as a makeshift sling after just 29 minutes. He was then seen later, leaving the dressing room, wearing an actual one.

 

Speaking to the press after the game, Freddie Ljungberg, said, “Tierney, I think it’s something with his shoulder but I don’t know exactly what it is.”

But obviously we had to take him off, so I think he’s going to maybe go to hospital and check what it is.”

It was then confirmed by journalists after the game that he had indeed went to hospital, which shouldn’t really surprise anyone.

At the time, Tierney’s arm seemed to twist backwards and if he has a problem in that area, like Theo Walcott once had, he could require surgery to ensure his shoulder stops popping out of its socket.

The news was another blow to Arsenal who had already lost Hector Bellerin in the warm-up to a hamstring problem.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts following an injury during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts following an injury during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“Hector had a bit of feeling, I think, in his hamstring in the warm up,” Freddie added. “Then we took the decision. I said I’m not going to force anyone to play if you don’t feel 100 per cent.

“So we took him off and had a straight swap on that with Ainsley, and Ainsley had been out in the cold for a little bit and comes on and does really well, so I’m really proud of him and happy for him.”

The win ended Arsenal’s longest run without victory since the 1970s and, with Manchester City next on the horizon, hopefully gave the side a dollop of belief ahead of that game.

Hopefully.