Nathan Patterson has received the massive good news that his Scotland injury is not as bad as first feared and he is NOT facing a lengthy time out, writes the Scottish Daily Express.
It was a worrying moment when the Everton full back hit the turf just 20 minutes into the 3-0 win over Ukraine on Wednesday night with the medical team needing five minutes to treat him before he was taken from the field on a stretcher.
The former Rangers star looked in some trouble and seemed to indicate there was a shooting pain from his foot right up his leg to his knee after falling awkwardly at Hampden, and manager Steve Clarke admitted afterwards that it didn’t look good for Patterson, with Aaron Hickey coming on to replace him.
However, Scottish Express Sport can reveal that the injury is not serious. There will be some major checks done on Tuesday at hospital but it is our understanding that the exciting full back will only be missing for a short period of time which will be music to Frank Lampard’s ears as Patterson has been a top performer since the start of the Premier League season.