Aaron Hickey is to miss Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Georgia and Norway after being ruled out of action for the rest of the year through injury.
Brentford have confirmed that the player is to spend the rest of 2023 on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and won’t be back in action for his club until next year.
Bees manager Thomas Frank explained the 21-year-old’s absence form the 3-2 win over West Ham, saying: “It’s a hamstring injury that he picked up on Thursday and it will be a long one.
“Unfortunately, he will definitely be out for the rest of this year”
Hickey has earned 11 international caps under Steve Clarke and has been a valuable member of the squad, with his versatility meaning he can play on either flank.
Scotland captain Andy Robertson has already been ruled out of the upcoming games after having shoulder surgery, while fellow-left-sided defender Kieran Tierney will also be absent after suffering a hamstring tear.
The remaining qualifiers this month are crucial if Scotland are to have any hope of leapfrogging Spain at the top of the qualifying group and improving their seeding for the finals. The national team have already secured qualification for next summer’s tournament in Germany.
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