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Celtic compensated for Kennedy injury

Published: Monday 14 November 2005, 1.03CET
Celtic FC will receive a payment from the Scottish Football Association following the serious injury to promising defender John Kennedy.
by Maya Thirkell

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Published: Monday 14 November 2005, 1.03CET

Celtic compensated for Kennedy injury

Celtic FC will receive a payment from the Scottish Football Association following the serious injury to promising defender John Kennedy.
The Scottish Football Association has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Celtic FC over compensation for their defender John Kennedy.

Debut disaster
The 22-year-old centre-back has not played since March 2004 when he suffered serious knee ligament damage during his Scotland debut in a friendly international against Romania at Hampden Park. Now the SFA has agreed to pay Celtic around €370,000 to cover Kennedy's wages during that period.

'Compensation payment'
Chief executive David Taylor said: "Celtic will receive a compensation payment with respect to John Kennedy's wages following his injury, but that figure is capped at a certain level." Prior to the injury, Kennedy had made 17 appearances for Celtic in six seasons.

Last updated: 14/11/05 21.59CET

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