Norwich City manager Daniel Farke recently confirmed some concerning news about Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean.

McLean, a hero for Scotland in the recent penalty shoot-outs against Israel and Serbia, could be out of action for up to five months should he require surgery on a knee injury.

“He’ll see a specialist”

“Kenny McLean is also out, we scanned him this morning after he twisted his knee, and he has a meniscus tear. We will wait for the injury to settle down, and he’ll see a specialist this week. We will also handle this in a conservative way. He will be out for six weeks or if he needs surgery it could be four to five months” Farke told the official Norwich website.

Kenny McLean in action for Norwich City

Kenny McLean in action for Norwich City (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Obviously the player will be hoping that the injury isn’t as severe as it could be. It would still be a blow for McLean if he faced six weeks out. However, that would be nothing compared to being possibly four or five months out of action.

Could miss World Cup qualifiers

Should McLean require surgery then he would almost certainly miss Scotland’s fixtures in World Cup qualifying in March.

Kenny McLean scores against Serbia

Kenny McLean scores against Serbia (Photo by Nikola Krstic/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The player also wouldn’t have much time to prove his fitness before Steve Clarke names his Scotland squad for the European Championship.

Hopefully McLean will be fit enough to earn his place in the team. The chances of McLean making the squad will improve greatly should he not require surgery. Only time will tell if the surgery is needed or not.


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