Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean could miss Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign this summer as he hobbled off during the Canaries’ 2-2 draw with Barnsley with a knee injury.
McLean’s second half was ended in just minutes as he went down under a heavy challenge in the Barnsley penalty area, with striker Adam Idah replacing him and the Irishman went on to make an immediate impact by scoring just a minute after entering the field.
But there was concern for the Scotland international who had just been withdrawn from the field but he re-emerged from the dressing room for the post-match celebrations which saw Norwich lift the Championship trophy – although he was on crutches.
The 29-year-old played 38 times for Norwich in the league season and also has 20 caps for Scotland and would have been a shoe-in for their European Championships squad this summer.
However this fresh setback could make all of his hard work disappear and judging by Farke’s comments on what kind of knee injury it may be, McLean is facing a tough few weeks to not only recuperate but also find out the extent of the damage.
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“It is difficult to predict at this stage,” said Farke of McLean’s knee, per the Eastern Daily Press.
“It seems like there is a fear for his inner ligament, the MCL. We now have to wait for the further assessment.
“I hope it is not too bad because, for him, the Euros are also quite important with Scotland.”
McLean is not the only injury doubt from the Norwich squad for Euro 2020 with Teemu Pukki also sweating ahead of the tournament with an ankle problem.
It would be a shame if the midfielder missed out due to an injury that happened in a nothing league game – he’s played very well this season and would almost certainly be in Steve Clarke’s squad.
But hopefully the damage is nothing serious and the knee just needs some rest for the next month – although being in a knee brace and on crutches is never a good sign.