The Northern Ireland international captain is out of contract come the end of the current campaign and at 37-years-old already faced an uphill battle to earn another year.
In and out of the side at present, Steven Davis is one of the club’s most senior players and had continued to show his experience and class when called upon this season.
But this latest devastating blow is threatening to call time on Steven Davis’ Ibrox career with the notion that his time at Rangers could be curtailed by injury clearly a sad one.
Rangers announced this week that Steven Davis would be out for the campaign after suffering a knee injury in a painful update to the club’s supporters.
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“Rangers can this afternoon confirm that midfielder @StevenDavis8 has suffered an injury to his knee and will miss the remainder of this season,” tweeted the club’s official account.
“As always Steven has the best wishes of everyone at Ibrox as he embarks upon his recovery.”
Steven Davis latest injury in Rangers season defined by them
The Steven Davis news adds to what has been a devastating season injury-wise at Rangers with several key first team stars having interrupted campaigns due to injury problems.
In defence, Connor Goldson and Ben Davies have had their seasons interrupted with injury problems, whilst John Souttar has barely kicked a ball and Filip Helander hasn’t been seen for over a year.
In the middle of the park, Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack and Alex Lowry have all been absent with issues, whilst Tom Lawrence and Ianis Hagi remain sidelined and Nmandi Ofoborh has never played for the club amid a heart problem.
Kemar Roofe is another who has been missing virtually all season long whilst Antonio Colak has been unavailable ever since the World Cup break ended.
Combine this with the news that the currently “fit” James Tavernier, Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack, John Lundstram and Alfredo Morelos have all been playing through the pain barrier and the injury to Steven Davis serves as an almighty insult.
But beyond just the fact the injury has ruled the influential Rangers midfielder out for the season, it might’ve put a halt to his Ibrox career as a whole.
Steven Davis has made 360 appearances across two spells at the club – including one as captain – with the midfielder the most capped British men’s player of all time (140).
Everyone at Rangers News wishes the Ibrox legend a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, there has been something of an explanation offered amid another Rangers star’s fitness claims.