Kieran Tierney was scratched from the starting lineup vs West Ham over the weekend after complaining of left hip discomfort and soreness during the pre-game warm-ups. Naturally, this prompts concerns and questions over his health and fitness status, especially considering his extensive history of hip and groin injuries during his Celtic tenure.
In the following video, sports medicine expert Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT (doctor of physiotherapy) addresses whether there’s any cause for concern over Tierney’s hip discomfort moving forward – focusing on three key indicators.
So there you have it and the Arsenal medical and training staff will continue to keep a close eye on Tierney throughout training and strength and conditioning sessions to make sure he’s passing all the required checks to be able to play vs Liverpool next Monday.
Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with his clinical doctoral degree from Northern Arizona University and undergraduate in business and social welfare from UC-Berkeley. He’s the owner of 3CBPerformance – providing sports medicine, performance, and mindfulness services online and in-person at clinics in West LA and Valencia, CA – with one simple north star: providing the highest level of individualized holistic care and wellness by developing long-term partnerships with client’s to achieve their goals via simultaneously addressing multiple systems such as the musculoskeletal system, movement biomechanics, and the nervous system. Dr. Raj, DPT prides himself on being a multi-faceted provider with a background in coaching, sports science, strength and conditioning, research, and mindfulness enthusiast including online courses at UCLA’s mindful awareness research center (MARC).