Scotland midfielder Ferguson to miss Euros with knee injury

AFP , Monday 15 Apr 2024

Lewis Ferguson will miss Euro 2024 after his club Bologna confirmed on Monday that the Scotland midfielder will go undergo surgery for a knee ligament injury.

Lewis Ferguson
Bologna s Lewis Ferguson fights for the ball with Monza goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio during the Serie A Tim soccer match at Renato Dall Ara Stadium Bologna, Italy, Saturday April 13, 2024. AP

 

In a statement Bologna said that their captain Ferguson "has sustained an injury to his cruciate ligament. He will undergo an operation, after which his recovery time will be assessed."

Ferguson, who suffered the injury during Bologna's goalless draw with Monza on Saturday, will be out of action for months.

The 24-year-old will have to sit out the Euros, which are being held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, and Bologna's bid for a first ever appearance in the Champions League.

Seven-time Italian champions Bologna played one round in the old European Cup in 1964, the same year that they most recently won Serie A.

Ferguson, who has 12 caps for his country, has blossomed since moving to Italy from Aberdeen in 2022, scoring six times this season for Thiago Motta's Bologna who currently sit fourth in Serie A.

Scotland will kick off the Euros in the opening fixture with hosts Germany in Munich, and will also take on Hungary and Switzerland in Group A.

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