Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic has revealed Glasgow Rangers left-back Borna Barisic has had an MRI scan and could miss a large chunk of the rest of Euro 2020.
The Lowdown: Barisic struggling
Barisic was selected by his national team manager to represent his country at this summer’s European Championships.
However, he was not in the squad for the clash against England, which Croatia lost 1-0, and the boss revealed he was struggling with an injury.
The Latest: Still out
“Borna arrived to the camp and missed two training sessions because of a back injury he had previously with his club.
“He started working out again but unfortunately he’s not in the same shape as he was during the whole season.
“He did an MRI scan today so we will see exactly what the situation with him is over the next few days.
“It is a problem for us, especially against Scotland when he would be at home.
“We will have to see his results then we will know more about his status going forward.”
The Verdict: Knock-on effect for Gers?
In the short-term, this is a blow for Barisic. He will have been eager to represent his nation at a major tournament, and it now appears he may not even have the chance to take the pitch.
It remains to be seen how big the issue is when the the results from the MRI scan come in.
Will Barisic recover before the end of the tournament?
For Rangers, though, it could be a big issue in the longer-term. Dalic has suggested he has been struggling with this back problem for quite a while, and he has a history of injuries at Ibrox (Transfermarkt).
The last thing Steven Gerrard will be wanting is to be without his first-choice left-back when the club’s Champions League qualifying campaign begins.
In other news, Rangers fans laud this man’s Euro 2020 performance.
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