Kenny McLean: Scotland and Norwich City midfielder out of Euro 2020 with knee injury

Kenny McLean picked up the injury in Norwich's 2-2 draw against Barnsley on Saturday after which they lifted the Championship trophy; the midfielder will miss Scotland's Euro 2020 campaign, and faces a race to be fit for the start of the Premier League season

Kenny McLean will miss Scotland's first major tournament since 1998
Image: Kenny McLean will miss Scotland's first major tournament since 1998

Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean will miss Euro 2020 after Norwich confirmed a knee ligament injury will rule him out for 12 weeks.

McLean went off early in the second half of Norwich's final Championship game after being denied by a sliding challenge in the penalty box during the champions' 2-2 draw with Barnsley.

Canaries boss Daniel Farke had feared the former St Mirren and Aberdeen player suffered knee ligament damage, and that was confirmed by the club on Tuesday morning.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Scotland's John McGinn celebrates his second goal with Kenny McLean during a World Cup qualifier between Scotland and the Faroe Islands at Hampden Park, on March 31, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Image: McLean will miss Scotland's Euro 2020 campaign

"Subsequent scans and further assessments have since revealed significant damage to the medial collateral ligament in McLean's right knee," a Norwich statement said.

"McLean will now undergo further assessment with an orthopaedic consultant to ascertain a management and rehabilitation plan for the injury."

The injury rules him out of Steve Clarke's Scotland squad, while the 12-week layoff means McLean faces a race to be fit in time for the start of the Premier League campaign after Norwich collected the Championship trophy on the weekend.

"Absolutely devastated to have picked up an injury that will mean I'll miss the Euros," McLean said on Twitter. "Lots of hard work to come and I'll be supporting the lads from afar."

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Clarke is already missing Ryan Jack from his midfield options after the Rangers midfielder underwent calf surgery.

Injury fears concerning Scotland's Lyndon Dykes have been played down by QPR boss Mark Warburton
Image: Injury fears concerning Scotland's Lyndon Dykes have been played down by QPR boss Mark Warburton

Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes also went off with a knee injury in QPR's final Championship game but manager Mark Warburton played down the extent of the problem.

After a 3-1 win over Luton, Warburton said: "For Lyndon to go down - he never goes down and he's as hard as a piece of teak. But I don't think the doctor was too concerned and Lyndon was desperate to come back onto the pitch because he thought he was OK.

"The doctor said he wanted to be cautious, and we'll always listen to the medical staff. So that was more precautionary, I hope.

"He looks OK - and the way he's attacking the food in the dressing room, he looks fantastic. He knows he's got a big summer ahead of him, and we need to look after our players."

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