McCulloch faces Scotland KO
Lee McCulloch is set to withdraw from the Scotland squad ahead of the friendly against the Czech Republic.
Last Updated: 28/02/10 7:34pm
Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch is set to withdraw from the Scotland squad with a shin injury ahead of Wednesday's friendly against the Czech Republic.
McCulloch, who was doubtful for the Old Firm clash after sustaining a knock in training, was replaced by goal hero Maurice Edu after just 26 minutes, and is a major doubt for the clash at Hampden Park.
He will report to the national team camp as expected, but will be sent home after his fitness is assessed.
A statement on Rangers' official website read: "More will be known [on Monday] on the severity of the injury but it is hoped he will only be missing for a week or 10 days."
McCulloch had been hoping to make his Scotland comeback in the clash at Hampden after retiring from international football during the George Burley era.
At that time, the 31-year-old claimed he wanted to focus on his club career with Rangers instead.
He agreed to return to the fold after holding talks with new boss Craig Levein but it looks as though McCulloch will have to wait a while longer to end his self-imposed international exile.
A Scottish Football Association spokesman said: "Lee is a doubt for the game but will stay with the squad overnight and have his ankle injury assessed in the morning.
"Lee Wallace has three stitches in an eye injury but should be fine while Andy Webster has a calf injury but that has improved over the weekend and he is hopeful of making it."