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Scotland star Lewis Ferguson breaks silence after devastating injury news

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LEWIS FERGUSON has revealed his heartbreak after a cruel knee injury robbed him of the chance to star at Euro 2024 for Scotland.

The Bologna captain, 24, has had a record-breaking season in Italy and was a cert to be on the plane to Germany with Steve Clarke & co.

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Lewis Ferguson’s Euro 2024 dream is overCredit: Kenny Ramsay

Ferguson has scored six goals in 31 league appearances for Thiago Motta’s side, taking the former Hamilton and Aberdeen midfielder’s total tally beyond that of Denis Law and making him the highest-scoring Scot in Serie A.

He’s also laid on four assists for his team mates and with 12 caps to his name so far, was gunning for a start in Scotland‘s engine room at the Euros alongside the likes of John McGinn and Scott McTominay.

Ferguson limped off as a sub during Bologna’s 0-0 draw with Monza at the weekend.

His club later confirmed Ferguson had suffered a cruciate ligament injury and that their skipper would now require surgery on his knee.

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It’s unknown exactly how long Ferguson will be out for.

The stricken star said on his Instagram account: “Devastated with today’s news but that’s life. I will do everything to come back better and stronger than before. Thank you all for the support. See you soon.”

Ferguson added a heartbroken emoji to the post, which has had a flood of comments from team mates and fans wishing him a speedy recovery.

Alexis Saelemaekers said: “Stay strong Capi.”

Riccardo Orsolini said: “We will fight for you too Lewis.”

And Lorenzo De Silvestri added: “C’mon Scotttish, we love you!”

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Ferguson himself said in a separate post: “Now support the boys and let’s finish the season strong, Forza Bologna.”

The club shared a highlight reel of the player’s best moments this season on Instagram, with the caption “Forza Lewis, ti aspettiamo (Come on Lewis, we are waiting for you).”

Bologna’s announcement of the injury read: “The tests to which Lewis Ferguson underwent following the sprained trauma to his right knee highlighted the injury to the cruciate ligament.

“The player will undergo surgery after which recovery times will be defined.”

Ferguson could not only miss the Euros as he recovers from the injury but be absent well into next season.

Cruciate ligament issues can keep players sidelined for anything between five to nine months, depending on the severity and how smooth the rehab is.

Ferguson was also the subject of reported interest from Italian giants Juventus and Napoli this season thanks to his stellar form.

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