A video on Celtic teammate Daniel Arzani's Instagram account showed Kieran Tierney in agony on Wednesday.
Though he will miss Scotland's upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers as he requires surgery, it was not physical pain which Tierney was in at the time. Rather it was more mental anguish which the 21-year-old was going through.
Tierney had been the last man out in a game of card roulette, meaning he would have to foot a £1000 restaurant bill for teammates including Scott Sinclair, Mikael Lustig, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Jonny Hayes and Arzani.
"If you asked me if the pain of the dinner was sorer than my injury then I’d have to say it isn’t," Tierney told the Daily Record.
It was a fix, it was horrible. I knew as soon as they did it, it would be me as I hate card roulette. I knew it was me as it’s just my luck.
The left-back will be available for this weekend's Scottish Cup final against Hearts. However, he will subsequently undergo surgery for a double hernia, meaning will miss Scotland's games against Cyprus and Belgium.
"But there’s pretty much pain all the time," said Tierney.
"It’s sore when I wake up, sore moving about.
"People say it gets a bit better once you’ve warmed up but I’ve yet to feel that way. It’s been absolute agony. But I know what I’ve got, I know there’s not much I can do until I get my op.
"It’s just about guiding through it until then. I’m booked in for surgery a few days after the final. It will be good to get it resolved.
"It is what it is, I know what it is and I know how to deal with it and cope with it, I’ve trained the last few days, they’ve been full sessions and they’ve been hard sessions."
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