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Kieran Tierney the latest Scotland Euro 2024 star hit by pre-tournament injury



KIERAN TIERNEY is facing up to three weeks on the sidelines with an abductor injury.

The Real Sociedad left-back suffered the problem in training on Wednesday – but is expected back in plenty of time for the Euros.


Scotland coach Steve Clarke reacts on the sidelines
Kieran Tierney is a certain starter for Scotland if fit


Kieran Tierney is a certain starter for Scotland if fit

Scotland defender is a key man for Steve Clarke and is a guaranteed starter in Germany.

On loan at Sociedad from Arsenal, Tierney will sit out their home game against Real Madrid on Saturday night.

But the La Liga side hope Tierney will return by the middle of May – a month before the start of the Euros.

A Sociedad statement said: “Kieran Tierney suffered an injury to the right long adductor muscle during Wednesday’s training.

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“He has begun to be treated with physiotherapy.

“The return to the usual activity will be gradual and will depend on the characteristics of the injury and the clinical evolution.”

 Clarke is dealing with a host of major injuries with Euro 2024 fast approaching.

Lewis Ferguson and Nathan Patterson will be missing while Aaron Hickey is touch and go.

Stuart Armstrong was stretchered-off late on in Southampton’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

He sustained a muscle injury and left the stadium on crutches – but he COULD be available with the injury not as bad as first feared.

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Clarke at least has the luxury of naming a 26-man squad for the tournament – with bosses set to rubber stamp the chance from the original 23-man groups.

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