Aberdeen face an injury sweat over midfielder Lewis Ferguson after he returned home early from international duty nursing a thigh strain he picked up before joining up with the national squad.

Ferguson sat out the 0-0 draw with Mexico in Marbella on Friday before returning to Scotland ahead of today’s clash with Sweden.

2nd February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Lewis Ferguson of Aberdeen and Florian Kamberi of Hibernian compete for possession of the ball

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The Dons face Hearts this weekend and losing the 19-year-old would be a massive blow for Derek McInnes’ side.

Ferguson didn’t train much with Scot Gemmill’s squad and will now undergo treatment at Pittodrie in a bid to get him fit for the trip to Tynecastle.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 02: Lewis Ferguson of Aberdeen takes on Callum McGregor (L) and James Forrest of Celtic (R) during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The midfielder is the second player to return home from Scotland’s camp in Marbella after St. Mirren’s Kyle McAllister left ahead of the Mexico draw.

 

The former Hamilton kid has made 25 appearances this season for the Dons, scoring five times and contributing five assists as McInnes’ side look to secure third in the league.

28th October 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Rangers; Lewis Ferguson of Aberdeen celebrates his goal after making it 1-0

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With a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic looming, the Dons will be hoping Ferguson’s injury isn’t serious enough to force him to spend an extended spell on the sidelines.

Despite his young age, Ferguson has been vital for the Dons this season and if he misses the Tynecastle clash on Saturday he’ll be a big loss.

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