Waiting to hear back if Robertson needs surgery

Waiting to hear back if Robertson needs surgery

It has been a long time since Thursday last week, when Andy Robertson was substituted before half-time in Scotland’s away match against Spain after colliding with goalkeeper Unai Simon.

The Scotland captain had to be substituted immediately, and it did not look good as he left the field in pain with his right arm in his kit.

We’ve since seen pictures of him with his arm in a barrel at his home in Scotland, but in Liverpool it’s been very quiet.

On scanning

Ian Doyle reports for the Liverpool Echo Liverpool is awaiting the results of more tests, after Robertson was examined for shoulder injuries.

There is a risk that the 29-year-old could have to undergo surgery, after which he could be out of action for a while, depending on how serious it is.

When Jamie Carragher dislocated his shoulder and Liverpool opted for surgery in 2010, he was sidelined for three months. It has been ten years since Philippe Coutinho had surgery on his shoulder, and was sidelined for six weeks. For Darwin Nunez, a shoulder injury was an issue last winter after he landed incorrectly against Newcastle, then survived surgery and played against Real Madrid three days later.

Perhaps the most ‘famous’ shoulder injury was that of Mohamed Salah, in the 2018 Champions League final. He was sidelined for almost three weeks and played Egypt’s second and third matches in the group stage of the tournament, but it may not have been completely painless.

We may have to wait until Friday’s press conference with Jurgen Klopp to get clarity on how serious it is for Robertson.

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