CHE Adams announced he had “slight problems” with his electrocardiogram (ECG) heart scan before Scotland opened Euro 2020 in June.
The Saints frontman was brought off the bench by Steve Clarke for their group’s match against the Czech Republic on June 14, before starting their remnant games against England and Croatia.
And the 25-year-old, who featured in the 3-2 World Cup qualifier against Israel at Hampden Park on Saturday, revealed how he went to hospital for clearance before appearing in the tournament.
The Scotland frontman told the Daily Record: “It was hard at first to imagine my head not starting against the Czech Republic.
“But when you do that, it’s okay. That’s all football.
“And to be fair, we had a bit of a problem before the game with my heart ECG scan.
“I had it before the game and they had to take me to the hospital to get more information about it. So that could be another reason why the gaffer decided.
“I’m not worried. I think they just need a lot of data to prove I’m okay.
“Obviously in what happened to (Christian) Eriksen, everyone had to have a heart scan.
“So that’s it, they just need more information and data to back it up. And I’m all good.
“I haven’t had any heart issues before. Getting these scans is just a common thing now.
“But maybe the manager worried me before the game.
“It was nothing serious but he wanted to protect me and I think it was the right decision.
“Obviously, I’m fine now and I’ve had scans in the past with nothing coming out. It’s more of a case of other people being worried about it than me.”
Adams played 68 minutes of his country’s latest victory against Israel, in which Scott McTominay got a dramatic late winner.
Steve Clarke’s side remain in second place in Group F with 14 points behind runaway leaders Denmark before a trip to the Faroe Islands on Tuesday, where they expect three points in the quest for a play-off. spot.