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.
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.
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