Andy Robertson was substituted during Scotland’s UEFA Nations League defeat against Spain after sustaining a shoulder injury.
The Liverpool left-back collided with Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon just before half-time and left the pitch in noticeable discomfort, using his shirt as a sling.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke said after the game: “Obviously he’s hurt his shoulder. We’ll have to see how it settles down and hopefully he’s good for his club as quickly as possible.”
Initial reports suggest Robertson may have dislocated his shoulder in the collision. If confirmed and requiring surgery, he could face over three months on the sidelines returning in mid-January.
However, Liverpool are yet to provide an official diagnosis or timeframe. Without surgery, the injury may only rule Robertson out for 2-4 weeks.
Either way, he will miss the Merseyside derby against Everton on October 21st at minimum. Kostas Tsimikas is primed to replace him in the Reds’ starting lineup.
Clarification on Robertson’s status is expected from Liverpool soon, but it’s a blow for both club and country as the defender faces a spell on the treatment table.