Norwich City manager Daniel Farke says Kenny McLean is awaiting ‘further assessment’ as his Euro 2020 hopes sit on a knife-edge.
The Scotland star has been a key player for Steve Clarke as the nation prepares for its first major tournament since 1998 at Euro 2020 this summer. McLean was an almost certain pick in the squad before a knee injury against Barnsley at the weekend had him appear for Norwich City’s Championship-winning party in crutches.
Farke said of McLean: “It is difficult to predict at this stage. 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.
“A strange tackle because this tackle, anywhere else on the pitch, is a foul. I am not sure why the referee didn’t give the foul in the box. Yes, the Barnsley player touched the ball but the challenge was relentless and at speed. The outcome was Kenny had to be substituted.
“I think Jordan Hugill lost a piece of his tooth. Grant Hanley was limping in the first half but he kept going after a knock on his ankle. It says a lot about the intensity of this game. For that, I was quite pleased we could come back twice and sadly Emi Buendia had a chance to win it for us. Nevertheless a good finish to the season and we can live with 97 points.”
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