Nathan Patterson stretchered off at Hampden in major blow for Scotland and Everton

Nathan Patterson has suffered a serious injury scare after being stretchered off during Scotland’s 3-0 win over Ukraine at Hampden.

The Everton youngster lasted just 25 minutes of the Nations League fixture after appearing to damage his ankle in a challenge with Ruslan Malinovskyi that left him unable to continue.

The 20-year-old left the pitch on a stretcher, and received warm applause from the home fans as he made his way around the track and down the tunnel before being replaced by Brentford right-back Aaron Hickey.

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Patterson has made a flying start to the season, starting and impressing in all of Everton’s seven Premier League matches so far, and both club and country will hope that the injury is not as serious as it appears to be.

Scotland's Nathan Patterson leaves the field on a stretcher during the Nations League match against Ukraine at Hampden Park. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke said: “Nathan Patterson, it doesn’t look too good, [he] obviously felt something on his leg.

“We’ll just have to wait and see how it pans out. Hopefully it’s not too serious, and hopefully he’s not out for too long."



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