McGregor doubtful for Serbia game

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Scotland's goalkeeper Allan McGregor has a groin injury
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Scotland's goalkeeper Allan McGregor has a groin injury

Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor remains a doubt for the World Cup opener against Serbia despite scans showing no tear in his injured groin.

McGregor limped badly as he went off midway through the first half of Scotland's 3-1 friendly win over Australia on Wednesday night.

A statement from the Scottish Football Association read: "Allan McGregor underwent an MRI scan today at Ross Hall Hospital, following his substitution against Australia at Easter Road last night."

The statement added: "The scan confirmed he has suffered a groin strain and he will now return to Turkey to undergo a programme of rehabilitation with Besiktas.

"The Scottish FA medical staff have confirmed that the recovery process will take weeks rather than days but a more specific timescale will only be established once he begins treatment at his club."

Scotland open their World Cup campaign against the Serbians at Hampden on September 8 before hosting Macedonia three days later.

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