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Andy Robertson sparks fresh Scotland injury concern after leaving training early

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Andy Robertson handed Scotland another injury concern ahead of Euro 2024 after the captain left an open training session early, just days before their opening match against hosts Germany in Munich.

The left-back came off following a possession drill as Steve Clarke’s side took to the pitch for the first time since arriving at their training base in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and was helped to the sidelines by physios.

But the move was precautionary, with the Scotland assistant coach John Carver alleviating fears when he addressed the media later on Monday. “He is fine,” Carver said. “I just spoke to him, it was a precaution really, the ball just caught his ankle. We will be extra cautious but he is fine.

“It is never nice (to see him walking off) especially with the luck we have had lately. I had a chat with him as soon as training was finished and he is fine.”

Scotland’s build-up to the Euros has been disrupted by injuries, with striker Lyndon Dykes joining a lengthy list of absentees when he suffered an ankle injury in training. Lewis Ferguson and right-backs Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson were also ruled out of the tournament.

The absence of striker Lawrence Shankland from Scotland’s training session was another concern, with just four days to go until the opening Group A fixture against Germany in Munich.

“Lawrence had a little bit of a niggle from the other night. He obviously had a lot of game time in the two games we played. So it is to protect him as well,” Carver said.

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