At an earlier appearance Liam Reilly (25) pleaded guilty to assaulting a man – punching him on the head causing him to fall to the ground – and then robbing him of a money and a mobile phone in Union Road, Camelon on October 7, 2020.
On Thursday, defence solicitor Martin Morrow said Reilly was not present at court because he had tested positive for COVID-19.
“He sent me through pictures and a video of the results,” said Mr Morrow.
Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence on Reilly, 39 Castle Crescent, Denny, for eight weeks to September 20 for a supplementary criminal justice social work report and to see if he could engage with his current order.
Mr Morrow said: “He has a window of opportunity to do a bit better.”