Arsenal have provided an update on the status of Scotland international Kieran Tierney.
The full-back hasn’t featured for the Tartan Army since March 2019 for various reasons. His playtime time since arriving at Arsenal has also been staged due to fitness issues.
He was just getting into the swing of things in London before a blow against West Ham resulted in a dislocated right shoulder prior to Christmas.
Race for the play-offs after an Arsenal update on Tierney
There were fears that it would leave him out of the Euro 2020 play-offs Scotland will contest in March. They will face Israel, and if they win that tie, will go on to face Norway or Serbia for a place at the Euro’s next summer.
It has been confirmed though by Arsenal that Scotland are likely to be without Tierney for these clashes. In an injury update posted by the Gunners, they have said Tierney has undergone successful surgery but a lengthy spell on the sidelines await him.
“Kieran has had successful surgery and will now rehabilitate for around three months, aiming to return to full training in March,” their injury update on Tierney reads. It’s not ideal for Steve Clarke ahead of two crucial games.
Scotland are blessed with plenty of brilliant left-back options but losing Tierney will be a big blow if this does rule him out of Scots contention.