Andy Robertson injury latest as defender set for scan

Andy Robertson will undergo a scan on Friday in order to assess the damage of a suspected dislocated shoulder sustained in Scotland's defeat to Spain.

The left back left the pitch in Seville shortly before half-time, after a collision with goalkeeper Unai Simon who landed on the Liverpool number 26's arm.

The images of Robertson being forced off, in clear discomfort and using his shirt as a makeshift sling, were cause for some concern among Liverpool fans on Thursday night.

According to the Athletic, Robertson has suffered a dislocated shoulder and is set to return to Liverpool on Friday for a scan.

Speaking after Scotland's eventual 2-0 Euro 2024 qualification defeat, manager Steve Clarke said: "It was an immediate decision to take him off, he'll go back to his club, he'll be assessed.

"Obviously he's hurt his shoulder. We'll have a look, obviously go back to his club. Always seems to happens when you lose one player in a position: we lose Kieran (Tierney) on the left side and then Andy's picked up a shoulder injury.

"We'll see how it is, see how it settles down and hopefully he's good for his club as quickly as possible and he's ready to help us in November."

Which Liverpool games could Robertson miss?

Robertson will now definitely miss Scotland's friendly clash with France on Tuesday, having left the international camp to return to Liverpool. However, it is unclear how long the 29-year-old will be unavailable for until after the results of the scan are known.

According to @physcioscout on X, the treatment for a dislocated shoulder depends on whether surgery is required, putting the recovery timeline at anywhere between two weeks and four months.

The injury comes at a particularly unfortunate time for Liverpool who face Everton in the Merseyside derby right after the international break on 21 October.

Following that match at Anfield, the Reds are due to take on Toulouse (26 October), Nottingham Forest (29 October) and Bournemouth (1 November) in the subsequent three fixtures.

With Robertson, who missed just four games for Liverpool last season, potentially facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines, Kostas Tsimikas could well be called up deputise at left back.

In terms of other options within the squad, Joe Gomez has played the position before, while 19-year-old academy star Luke Chambers – who was linked with Bayer Leverkusen over the summer – made the matchday squad for the 2-2 draw with Brighton.

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