Kieran Tierney ruled out of Euro 2024 after hamstring injury

The Arsenal full-back was stretchered off during the late stages of the 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Wednesday night.

Kieran Tierney ruled out of Scotland’s Euro 2024 campaign after injury Getty Images

Scotland defender Kieran Tierney has been ruled out of the rest of Euro 2024 after suffering a hamstring injury.

The Arsenal defender was forced off on a stretcher during the late stages of the 1-1 Group A draw with Switzerland in Cologne on Wednesday night.

The 27-year-old will now return to London to be fully assessed by his parent club.

Scotland assistant John Carver admitted his loss is a “blow” as Scotland try to make history and reach the last 16 of a major tournament for the first time.

“Obviously he had an issue with his hamstring the other night and was stretchered off”, he said.

“He is heading home to be assessed by Arsenal and that’s all I can really say at the moment.

“They will give updates as they have it but he is obviously extremely disappointed.

“If we do progress and move through the tournament I am sure he will be back to support us.

“It is a blow because he is one of our top players and in tournament football you need your best players on the park. And, in particular with him, he gives that balance down the left-hand side with Andy Robertson and Callum McGregor and they combine really well.

The assistant manager also revealed midfielder Ryan Jack is “under the weather” ahead of the final group match against Hungary in Stuttgart on Sunday.

Defender Ryan Porteous will miss the game through suspension after being sent off against Germany in the opening fixture.

Scotland have one point from their first two matches having never qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.

Carver added: “Whenever any team loses their best players then it will affect the situation, but also it is an opportunity for somebody else to step in.”

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