Germany, Scotland, Czech playmakers doubtful for Euro 2020 due to injury

In the latest Euro 2020 injury updates, Germany’s Leon Goretzka, Scotland’s Kenny McLean and Czech Republic’s Lukas Provod may be ruled out of their Euro 2020 squads due to injury. Their respective clubs already confirmed they will be out for the rest of the season, while their Euro 2020 national teams has yet to announce if they will be part of the 26-men squad for the Euro 2020 football matches.

The 26-year-old Goretzka, a key member to Joachim Löw’s Germany, picked up an injury in the 6-0 win over Gladbach. The already declared Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich confirmed Goretzka’s injury in a statement: “FC Bayern’s number 18 suffered a torn muscle fiber in the back of the thigh. It was not a simple injury, the diagnosis showed. This is the end of the season for Goretzka,” the statement reads.

The midfielder Germany are scheduled to play their opening group game at the delayed tournament against France on June 15 in Munich’s Allianz Arena. Meanwhile, Norwich City confirmed on their official website that scans had revealed significant damage to the medial collateral ligament in McLean’s right knee and is expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks.

“Kenny McLean is set to be out of action for a period of 12 weeks following confirmation of a knee ligament injury,” Norwich said. “McLean will now undergo further assessment with an orthopaedic consultant to ascertain a management and rehabilitation plan for the injury.” The 29-year-old was set to be Steve Clarke’s key midfielder after helping his club lift the EFL Championship trophy.

Scotland begin their Euro 2020 campaign against the Czech Republic on June 14. UEFA has given England, Wales, Scotland and the other teams competing in the Euro June 1, ten days prior to the opening match, to register their squads. Another injury reported was Slavia Prague and Czech Republic midfielder Lukas Provod.

The 24-year-old’s club confirmed that he would undergo a surgery in the coming day after picking up injury 19 minutes into league game at Sigma Olomouc. “A sports tragedy for Lukas Provod,” tweeted Slavia boss Jaroslav Tvrdik. Provod is also the key player of Jaroslav Šilhavý’s Czech Republic, who have qualified for their seventh straight European Championship, face Croatia, England and Scotland.

The most glorious European Championship will take place from June 11 to July 11 in 2021 at the 11 confirmed hosts:  London, Munich, Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, Budapest, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Seville, Glasgow and Copenhagen. Wembley in England is set to stage seven matches, a round-of-16 match initially placed in Dublin and the final round of the tournament.

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